Awhile ago I blogged about some delicious cheese scones that my good friend Jenny introduced me to. I soon realised that you can make scones with only a few store cupboard ingredients and this means they are very cheap recipe. As you can see I got really enthusiastic about scone making, they are so quick, easy, yummy and ideal to make with kids. I sat down and thought of as many scone flavours as possible, it came to approximately 101! However, since then my scone making was put on hold while Christmas took all my attention. This weekend I got back on with my 101 scone recipes and here is recipe number 2, a fantastic savoury scone filled with Gorgonzola! You can eat them as an afternoon snack with some butter or chutney, for lunch with cheese, maybe some ham and a salad or serve them when you have people over for dinner instead of starter bread.
Here’s the recipe:
- 80g butter
- 200g self-raising flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 50ml milk (probably less)
- 1/4 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 50g cheddar (2/3 grated, 1/3 diced into small cubes)
- 50g gorgonzola (broken into small chunks)
- salt and pepper
- a little parmesan for topping (optional)
- Lightly grease a baking tray (or use a silicone muffin tray as I did)
- Preheat oven 200*C (180*C fan)
- Rub butter into flour, until it feels like breadcrumbs.
- Add egg, salt, pepper, gradually add milk to make soft, not sticky, dough (do not overwork the dough).
- Mix in herbs, cheese and seasoning.
- Roll into little balls, make approx 10-12.
- Add some grated parmesan on tops of each scone.
- Place on baking tray.
- Bake in oven for 10-15 mins.