Saturday, January 23, 2016

Oh So Savory Scones™

Winter is a great time for tea. And what goes better with tea than scones. This is a great recipe for tea time, brunch, watching your favorite PBS drama or anytime.

3 -  3  1/4  c. flour approx.  (regular or gluten free)
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1 1/2 sticks butter, cut into pieces
1/4 - 1/3 c sugar (regular or dietetic)
5 tsp. baking powder
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper
1/2 tsp. - 1 T each: dried parsley, dried chives, Parmesan Cheese, 
lemon zest
1- 2 clove garlic, crushed and chopped
non stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400°. Spray non cooking spray onto 1 to 2 baking sheets.

Crack 1 egg into bowl and whisk slightly. Set aside. This is the egg wash.

Crack one egg into a small bowl, beat slightly. Add milk, mix slightly.

Crush and chop garlic. 

Zest lemon

Remove butter from refrigerator and cut into small pieces. 

In a large mixing bowl combine: 3 c. of the flour, sugar, salt, pepper, garlic, herbs, baking powder, lemon zest, cheese.

Add butter and incorporate into flour mixture with pastry cutter.

Add egg milk mixture and work into flour until the flour is all wet. Be sure not to overwork dough. 

With very clean hands, sprinkle remaining flour onto your hands, rolling pin and work board so that dough doesn't stick. 

With your floured hands knead lightly and form dough into a ball. Place dough ball onto work board.

With a rolling pin, roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. 

With a clean knife, cut dough into 8 wedges and place on greased baking sheet.

Brush both sides of dough with remaining beaten egg and place in oven. Bake for 15 min. approx. or until golden brown. 

Remove pan from oven when done and let cool.

Serves 8 

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