Sunday, 27 October 2013

Hazelnut and Stilton scones



Scones are one of these fortunate recipes that yield great reward for very little effort. Both sweet and savoury scones are a doddle to make and a real joy to eat.

I made these to go with the Potato and Leek soup but they are the perfect snack on their own with a bit of butter or cheese. They keep in an airtight container for a couple of days but in my experience they barely survive being taken out of the oven.

Ingredients
makes 8-9 large or up to 15 small scones
{Dry ingredients}
300g |2 1/3 cups self raising flour
20g | 2 tbsp toasted hazelnuts
2 tbsp caster sugar 
1 tsp baking powder
1⁄2 tsp salt
Pinch ground black pepper
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100g | 7 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cubed
60g | 2 oz Stilton, crumbled (or other blue cheese)
160g | 5.7 oz Total Greek 0% Yoghurt 
1 egg
1 tbsp olive oil
1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp milk for glazing

Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Put all the dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse briefly to combine. Add the butter and pulse a few times till the mix resembles coarse sand.

Put the cheese, yoghurt, olive oil and egg in a measuring jug and mix together with a fork. Add to the dough and mix in brief pulses until when the dough forms clumps around the blade.

Tip the dough on a floured worktop and pat it into a rectangle approximately 3cm/1in thick with your hands. Add a bit of flour if dough is too sticky but avoid handling it too much. Cut rounds with a floured 4cm/1.5in cutter, reshape dough and repeat (you can use a larger cutter if you prefer but you may need to adjust the cooking time).

Place rounds on a tray lined with baking parchment. Brush with the egg wash and bake for 20-25 minutes until scones are well risen and nicely coloured. Serve warm with cheese or salted butter or with some soup for the perfect autumn lunch.





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13 comments:

  1. They look so delicious and I bet they are so good just out of the oven! :)

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  2. Great chose of flavours and look so so delicous!!

    If you have any spare time, please check out my new baking blog for some sweet treats xxx

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  3. Unusual combination but I like these ingredients... so I think these would be scrummy!

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  4. this is a different version of scones will have to try this combination

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  5. These sound very nice! Thank you for the recipe :)

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  6. These sound lovely for a change!

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  7. Wow! I must try these - they sound fabulous! I can just imagine them straight out of the oven

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  8. love hazelnuts, love stilton nothing else to add :) delicious

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  9. Not normally a fan of Stilton, but they do look very tasty.

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  10. Great.Especially with a good spread of full fat butter!!

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