I made a soup the other night and instead of boring old muffins, biscuits or that “warm crusty” loaf of bread I decided to play around with my scone recipe (which I have never shared as of yet). I wanted them to be flavorful, not boring. I wanted them to compliment a warm mushroom based soup I was serving for dinner so they could not be over-powering. I did not have much on hand and did not want to run to the store so I used some grated Parmesan to give them texture and last minute I added some fresh cracked black pepper. Perfect!
Have you tried making scones; if so, what is your favorite way to spice them up?
Recipe: Savory Parmesan and Black Pepper Scones
2 cups ap flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces, I like to use Kerry Gold for scones
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper, more or less upon your taste-buds
Heat over to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat. In a food processor, add the flour, salt and baking powder, give it a whirl just to combine the ingredients. Feed the butter into the food processor a couple pieces at a time, while it is running. Continue to do so until all the butter is added and the mixture is crumbly. Add the cheese and pepper, give a couple whirls. Drizzle in the buttermilk just until is comes together. It will be a little crumbly but when you knead with your hands it will come together. On a floured service, knead the dough for a couple minutes, to bring together. Form into a ball and roll into a circle that is 3/4″ – 1″ high, cut the circle as you would be cutting a pie, you should have 6 – 8 sections, depending on the size you like. I go for 8. Put onto the baking sheet. Bake for 20- 25 minutes, until golden. Serve. Eat.
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