[Retro Recipe Monday - UK Edition] Cheese Scones
For the scones:
200g plain flour, plus extra for the baking sheet
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp caster sugar
1/2 tsp of salt
55g unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes
150g cheddar cheese, grated
150ml whole milk
For the garlic butter:
45g unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp chopped fresh parsley
How to make Cheese Scones
To make the scones:
1) Position an oven rack in the upper third section of the oven and preheat the oven to 220°C/ gas mark 7. Lightly grease a large baking sheet and sprinkle with a little flour.
2) Pulse the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar, sugar and salt in a food processor until well combined. Add the cubes of butter and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the cheese and milk and pulse 2 or 3 times.
3) Roll the dough out to a thickness of 3cm and cut into rounds using a pastry cutter. Place the rounds onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until golden.
4) Meanwhile, make the garlic butter. Melt the butter with the garlic in a small saucepan over a medium heat. When the butter begins to foam, cook for one minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley. Once the scones are cooked, brush with garlic butter and serve warm.
About the author
Deborah Castellano is a frequent contributor to Occult/Pagan sources such as Witchvox, PaganSquare and Witches & Pagans magazine. She writes about Charms, Hexes, Weeknight Dinner Recipes, Glamoury and Unsolicited Opinions on Morals and Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Deborah's book, The Arte of Glamour is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Her craft shop, La Sirene et Le Corbeau specializes in handspun yarn and other goodies. Her Craft shop, The Glamoury Apothecary specializes in handcrafted items for your magical/occult practice. In previous lives, Deborah spent seven years as an Executive Assistant and founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV. She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters. Deborah is a social media dork and can be found wasting far too much time on Ravelry, Twitter, Facebook, G+, Instagram and Tumblr.