"This is my favorite, very simple, recipe for savory scones. They are wonderful served hot, spread with a little butter, and eaten alongside a steamy hot soup. It's important not to over handle these scones, as they will be heavy and tough." — ANGG
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This is a pretty good recipe, but it needed some tweaking. 2 tbps butter is WAY too little for scones--most recipes call for 6-8 tbps. I used 6. I also increased the cheese to 1 cup, and I used 1/3 each cotswold (sharp english cheddar), aged parmesan, and fotina. I tossed in 2 tbps chopped fresh rosemary, and increased the garlic to 3 cloves. With these additions, the recipe turned out perfectly...otherwise, I think it would have been too bland.
I have worked as a chef for a few years and I am always keen to try new recipes. I was looking for a new cheese scone recipe. I came across this one and tried it. On the first attempt I was not very impressed. I tried again but changed a few things. I put 6tps (90g butter) like other people recommed. Also the amonut of milk stated was way to much you only need. 2/3 of a cup (175mls). Also I see alot of other people have had problems with the dough being very sticky. It is ment to be quite stick but one you have made the dough. Before flatening and cooking. Put in a bowl and cover with cling film. Put in fridge for 20-30min. This will alow dough to rest and will give flour time to absorb milk. You will end with a scones that are not sogy and the dough will be easier to handle. One final thing The temperature of oven that is stated in recipe if far to high. You should cook at 180c max. If you cook at a lower temperature then it will cook better and the scones will be light with that crubley texture that so many of you are looking for. Rather than sogy and heavy.If you cook at a very high temperature the out side will cook befor the inside and will result in the inside not cooking proberly. after making these ajustments my second batch of scone came out fantastic. They were the best I have tasted.
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Good! I used about 1/4 tsp of garlic pwdr instead of the clove. Also, didn't have self rising flour so I used reg. flour + 2 tsps. bkg pwdr and about a 1/4 tsp. more of salt. This is a very nice basic recipe, might try 1/2 tsp. of Italian herbs in it next time. Or maybe a pinch of cayenne pepper for some kick. Could also be made with a variety of different cheeses...
These were really really good. I used 1/2 whole wheat and half white flour, adding 1.5 tbsp baking powder per cup to make it self-rising. I subbed a romano and asiago blend for the cheese, and added some chopped fresh herbs along with the garlic. (I chopped the garlic, some fresh rosemary, basil, parsley and flaked red chilis, and cooked them in some olive oil for about a minute in the mike to take some of the bite out of the garlic. This allowed me to use a lot more, but keep the mellow yummy garlic flavour instead of the harsh raw garlic flavour.) Oh -and I didn't knead or roll these -too sticky. I wet my hands and rolled them gently into balls, flattening them on the greased cookie sheet. My guests couldn't stop eating these -best hot, and I served with chunky tomato potato soup from this site.
The whole family loved these. They said they tasted very much like the cheese biscuits that they so like at Red Lobster. I used a round biscuit cutter instead of pie wedges.
I make a very similar recipe with self-raising flour but use 4 tbls. of butter. I find that otherwise they are tough. Also use other herbs (basil, oregano, etc.). Hope this is useful to someone.
Very good - texture like a biscuit. Used Havarti instead of cheddar because that's what I had on hand.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easy Cheese and Garlic Scones
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 55
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