Easy scones with cheddar cheese and chives
Well, back to cooking: many people who love to cook can be divided in two camps: those who love to cook and those who love to bake. I fall somewhere in the middle and really love to do both. Earlier in my cooking endeavour I used to bake a lot and fairly challenging “stuff” like complicated cakes, croissants, all kinds of breads, cookies etc. Now I still bake but simpler things like cookies, bundt cakes, breads occasionally and other things, like these scones. I came across this recipe while leafing though a food magazine somewhere and scanned it with my iPhone (aren’t these things a dream? how did we (maybe not you) live without them?). So this morning I thought I’d make a batch and see what it’s like. The scones were gone before I had a chance to photograph them so, yes, I made another batch.
Adapted from Scones recipe in Canadian Living October 2015.
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, cold, cut in small cubes
1 cup shredded cheddar
1/3 cup chopped chives, fresh
3/4 cup half and half or milk
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl.
Add the cold butter and work it in by hand or a pastry blender until the flour coats the butter and the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add the cheese and chives and mix with a spoon.
Add the cream slowly, mixing until the dough holds together.
Scoop with an ice cream scoop onto a foil lined baking sheet.
Bake at 425F until golden and cooked through, about 15 min.