Green Onion and Cheddar Scones

Author: Canadian Living

Quick to make, golden and tender, these cheese-topped scones are delicious not only with soup but also on their own.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2005

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1 cup shredded extra-old Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced green onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk

Method

In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the cheese and green onions; stir to combine. Beat egg with milk; pour over flour mixture and stir with fork to form soft ragged dough. With lightly floured hands, press dough into ball.

Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead gently 10 times. Pat into 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick round. Using 2-1/2-inch (6 cm) floured round cutter and pressing scraps together, cut out 12 rounds. Place on parchment paper-lined or floured rimless baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake in centre of 400°F (200°C) oven until golden, about 15 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool. Store in airtight container for up to 24 hours or wrap individually in plastic wrap and freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per scone:</b> about

  • Sodium 313 mg
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 219.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 51 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 22 g

%RDI

  • Iron 10.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 17.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 12.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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