Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cheese Scones

The Best Cheese Scones You'll Ever Have

A staple food in my house seems to be these cheese scones.  They go well with soup, salads, grilled name it!  They're also the perfect breakfast on the go :)  I actually made these, along with a salad I'll be posting, a few weeks ago.  Volleyball takes up so much time!  I've been really busy and in fact am about to leave on a flight to Houston for a tournament.  We've had some nice weather here in Ann Arbor, but recently it's gotten chilly again.  I'm looking forward to some sunshine!  Anyways, on to the scones..

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter or margarine, cut up
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk 

How to:  
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.  Put flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, dry mustard, and salt into a large bowl; mix well.  
Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers, until the mixture looks like fine granules.  Add cheese and toss to mix.  
Break egg into milk {I broke it into the actual measuring cup to save containers} and beat with a fork, blending well.  Pour this over the flour mixture {top left picture} and stir with a fork until a dough forms.  
Turn out dough onto a lightly floured board and give 10 to 12 kneads {middle left picture}.  Make sure you don't overdo it or the dough will be too tough!  Cut dough in half and pat or roll into a approx. 6 inch circle. Cut circle into 6 wedges {bottom left picture}.  Place on un-greased cookie sheet {right picture}.  
Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until medium brown.  Cool, loosely wrapped in a dish towel,  on a wire rack.  

enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!



  1. thank you! they taste pretty darn good, too. let me know if you try them out! :)