Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Garlic Cheddar Savory Scones - 52 Breakfast or Church Potluck Recipes

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And these are wonderful savory scones, a little bit sweet... A little bit nutty (there is a secret ingredient)... And a lot tender and moist (Yet a second secret ingredient that makes these extra moist).  Add in the Earthy cheesy goodness of the Cheddar and the Savory Spicy Garlic and Bingo Bango Bongo you have a Tasty treat for breakfast, a side for dinner or a treat for an afternoon Tea!

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OK... Here's what I did...

Garlic Cheddar Savory Scones

  • 1 - 3/4 Cups Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Meal (can substitute another 1/4 Cup flour)
  • 2 TBS Sugar
  • 3 TBS Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • pinch Baking Soda
  • Zest of 1 Medium Orange
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 6 TBS Butter, VERY COLD and cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 6 Cloves (about 2-3 TBS) Fresh Minced Garlic
  • 1 Cup Freshly Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 TBS Melted ButterPlus additional 1/4 Cup Grated cheese for garnish on the top
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Mix flour, almond meal, both sugars, baking powder and soda, orange zest and salt.
  3. Add flour mix to the bowl of a food processor. Add the COLD Butter one cube at a time with the processor running. Continue to process until the mix forms into tiny beads.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the Sour Cream, Egg, and Vanilla.
  5. BY HAND, do not add to the food processor as that would cause tough scones... By hand add the flour mix to the wet ingredients and mix until just blended. do not over mix.
  6. Fold in the cheese and garlic
  7. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Form into a flat 7 inch circle and slice into 8 pie shaped pieces.
  8. Transfer to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, pieces separated by about an inch so they are not touching. Bake for 15-17 minutes until top just begins to brown on the edges
  9. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. While the scones are still warm, brush with the melted butter and then sprinkle additional cheese on the top.
  10. Best served warm with a nice hot cup of coffee, but tastes great room temperature. If not served immediately, store in air tight container.... And ENJOY!!!


This simple recipe has been added to my growing list of "52 Breakfast Ideas!"

It's the most important meal of the day.  From fancy to simple, there are always ways to dress up a breakfast dish.  These are the meals that make Bed and Breakfast Inns legendary (and usually easier than you think).

Here's your chance to make your guests Ooh and Aah!

This recipe has been added to my growing list of "52 Church PotLuck Dishes"!

A list of something NEW worthy of being shown off at a neighborhood BYODish (Bring Your Own Dish) Party, a Family special occasion dinner, Any Big Holiday Gathering or of course that glorious day when you bring a dish to share with your Church family...

Ages ago, literally almost a half century ago I was listening to our pastor talking about a PotLuck Dinner. It happened to be scheduled around a church work day when we were expected to weed, polish and do general cleaning and maintenance around the church (you know, back in the day when there were no no-wax floors and church pews smelled of Old English furniture polish). I am of course paraphrasing, but as I recall the pastor said,

"A potluck, like a church requires work. At a potluck everyone is expected to contribute.. At a church no one should come empty handed and no one should leave unfed".
I will confess that in my youth I brought more store bought plastic spoons and forks than I ever brought covered dishes and crock pots of fresh made love and caring delights. But now that I have become a hobbyist cook, I occasionally am reminded of those days and people from my youth. I reminded and I do wish that I could drop a dish of some new creation on those old tables at my fondly remembered Liberty Baptist Church.  Tables covered with newspapers and loaded with God's bounty prepared with love and caring... Enjoy


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