When most people think of scones they think of a sweet treat, maybe served with a bit of jam and clotted cream, sitting aside a cup of tea.
And while these scones would also be terrific served with afternoon tea, you definitely don't want to top them with jam!
These Mini Cheddar Scones are savory. Perfect for a tea sandwich or served beside a bowl of hearty Irish Stew.
Cheddar Scones Recipe
While you can use any type of Cheddar cheese in these scones, I love them with shredded Dubliner or an aged Irish Red Cheddar.
Though the recipe calls for chives I also love it with fresh rosemary.
- 2 3/4 c all purpose flour
- 2 T sugar
- 2 t baking powder
- 1 t table salt
- 1/4 t baking soda
- 10 T unsalted butter, cold, cubed
- 1 c Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/3 c minced fresh chives
- 1 c buttermilk
- 2 T water
- 1 egg blended with 1 T water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees; line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until pea sized.
Stir in Cheddar and chives, then add buttermilk and 2T water. Knead gently until well blended.
Turn dough out on a lightly floured work surface (it's sticky!) and pat (with floured hands) into an 8" square.
Cut into 2" squares and then each square to a triangle.
Arrange on baking sheet spacing 1" apart.
Brush tops with egg/milk mixture and bake about 25 minutes; until golden.
Pat into an 8 inch round and cut to triangles for larger scones.
Rosemary is a terrific alternate to the chives.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 307mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g