Cheddar and Black Pepper Scones
3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup (4 ounces) grated cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
3/4 cup (6 ounces) buttermilk or plain yogurt
Milk (for glaze)
Sift together in a large bowl, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
Cut in butter and cheese.
Stir in the black pepper.
Refrigerate the dough for 1/2 hour.
Gently stir in the buttermilk or yogurt.
Gather mixture into a ball with your hands and place on a well floured surface, roll or pat the dough into a 12 x 8 inch rectangle about 1/4inch thick.
Grease a baking sheet.
Using a large spatula or a couple of spatulas, transfer the dough to the baking sheet.
With a knife, cut dough into 1 1/2 inch squares. Separate the squares slightly on the baking sheet. Brush each square with a little milk.
Bake in a preheated 400 oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until very lightly browned.
Pairs Well With
Yum! The amount of pepper can be reduced to make a less spicy scone.
Per 2 scone serving: 132 cal, 4g protein, 14g carbohydrates, 1g sugar, 1g fiber, 19mg cholesterol, 302 mg sodium.