A little twist on the traditional cheese scone recipe.
It was back in Germany when I first tried scones, in a tiny English café that recently opened in my home town. So naturally, I was quite curious and went in there one day. As well as porridge they had a range of really nice looking cakes and scones. I never heard of scones before but they served it with clotted cream and strawberries. Back then, I also didn’t know what clotted cream was but you can’t go wrong with strawberries I thought. In retrospect, it was a pretty weak point but at least I tried something new for a change.
The first bite was interesting… I never tasted anything sweet that was so dense. But together with the clotted cream and the strawberries, I really liked the typical English afternoon tea. After a while however, it was a bit too sweet and as a result, I tried numerous different savoury scone recipes over the years.
Being a massive cheese fan, I had to try cheese scones of course! Cheese scones are really nice when you want to have something that’s a bit different for breakfast but can’t be bothered to cook in the morning. Simply make some cheese scones on the weekend and have fabulous breakfast for an entire week! :)
In the following recipe, I added some spinach to the cheese scones but you can go without the spinach of course. Maybe you even want to try out some other cheese for your cheese scones? I imagine Blue Stilton might be a really nice touch.
Cheese Scones With Spinach
serves 9 people
- 300g flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2.5 tsp baking powder
- 55g salted butter
- 180ml milk
- 100 thawed frozen spinach
- 2tbsp chopped chives
- 50g grated Cheddar
Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
If you use spinach, make sure that all the water is squeezed out. This works bet over a colon to prevent any spinach from falling into the sink.
Mix the try ingredients (flour, baking powder, chives and cheddar) together. In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients (sugar, butter, milk, spinach), gradually add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, constantly kneading the dough.
Divide the dough into 9 equally sized balls and put them on a baking tray.
Bake in the middle of the oven for about 25 minutes.
These are the calories for the recipe above, if you use different cheese or leave out the spinach they might differ a bit:
Next time, I will leave out the spinach and try some cheese scones with Blue Stilton and some walnuts. Maybe accompanied by a nice glass of red wine.
Love, Becca x