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Savory Cheddar Cheese Scones & Whipped Chive Butter
For the scones:
8 ounces self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into 1/2″ cubes
1 ounce sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 large egg, beaten
a little buttermilk
For the chive butter:
1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1). Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir flour and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
2). Rub butter in with fingertips; then add sugar, baking powder, and cheese.
3). Stir in egg with a knife.
4). Use just enough buttermilk to make mixture into a soft dough, but handle lightly and don’t over kneed the dough.
5). Sprinkle onto a flat surface to roll out the dough to 1/2″ thickness. Cut with a muffin cutter, and place on a greased cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. (I use a Silpat). Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and no longer gooey in the middle. Serve hot with chive butter.
6). While scones are baking, mix softened butter with an electric mixer until whipped (color will change to a slightly paler shade of yellow), about 5 minutes. Add chives and salt, and mix until evenly incorporated. Spoon into a small serving bowl with spreader to serve with warm scones. Refrigerate if making ahead, and allow to come to room temperature again before serving.
PS. Have you ever been to London? What is your favorite English tradition?