Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup whipping cream, divided
3/4 cup (3 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons finely chopped pimiento
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°. Stir together first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly and mixture resembles small peas. Freeze 5 minutes. Add 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. cream, cheese, and pimiento, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Turn dough out onto wax paper; gently press or pat dough into a 7-inch round (mixture will be crumbly). Cut round into 8 wedges. Place wedges 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush tops of wedges with remaining 2 Tbsp. cream just until moistened.
Bake at 450° for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden.
Tasty and easy to make. I've shied away from scones because I always thought they were hard to make. I'd add a little more salt, but that's just my taste. I served the scones with chicken orzo soup - they went very well with the soup.
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