Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sacha's Spicy Cheese Scones

Yesterday's Cookie Exchange provided great eats and also some great recipes!
I figured I would share with you the recipes that were shared with me.
Today - a recipe that was not a cookie, instead a savoury bit of cheese, spicy heaven.
These scones aren't too spicy though, so don't worry if you're not a spicy person.
Sacha's Spicy Cheese Scones

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Using a fork, stir together 2 cups flour, 1 tbsp baking powder, 3/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper or cayenne pepper. Work in 1/4 cup cold butter (cut into cubes) until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in 1 cup grated old cheddar cheese.
  3. Make a well in the center. Pour in 1 cup cold milk and stir together until just moistened. Turn the dough out on a floured cutting board and gently knead the dough into a ball. Divide the dough into 6 equal peices and shape into balls.
  4. For crusty-sided scones, place each scone 1 inch apart on the baking sheet. For soft-sided scones place each scone 1/2 inch apart. Bake in the oven until golden, about 10-12 minutes.

These scones are delicious - I gurantee you will have trouble eating only one.

They're great with warn with butter and also, as Sacha pointed out, they're great for egg and bacon breakfast sandwiches.

These would be perfect for a lazy, long-weekend breakfast!

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