Savory Cheese and Scallion Scones

 

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 Yield: 8

INGREDIENTS

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 teaspoons granulated sugar

4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter

1-1/2 cup coarsely grated cheddar cheese

1/3 cup finely chopped green onions, green tops

¾ cup heavy cream + 2 tablespoons for brushing the top

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and granulated sugar.  Work the butter into the flour mixture until it is crumbly.   Mix in the cheese and green onions.  Add ¾ cup cream to the flour mixture and work into until the dough comes together.  Place dough on a floured surface and pat into a 7-inch disk, approximately ¾ inch thick.  Cut into 8 wedges and separating the wedges from each other a bit.  Brush the scones with the remaining 2 tablespoons of cream.  Bake the scones for 22-24 minutes, or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet.  Serve warm or at room temperature. 

Adapted: King Arthur Flour