My second attempt on savoury scones. This time I put chives, bacon and sundried tomatoes. I tried a different recipe this time. The last one was adapted from Masterchef of which did not require butter. But I was really curious if it will make any difference with butter added as that seems to be a usual ingredient in scones. The verdict? I prefer the ones with butter in them...ahhahahaa....It just somehow tasted better, lighter, fluffier with a more crunchy top. I think it was the butter that made the difference.
You can certainly make them into sweet scones, just add 1/3 cup of sugar and cut down the salt to the dry ingredients and the rest remains the same.
Chives, Bacons and Sundried Tomatoes Scone
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 90 grams cold butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup dried chives
- 1/4 cup diced bacons
- 6 pieces of sundried tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
- Pinch of salt and ground black pepper
- 180mls or 3/4 cup thickened cream
- Milk to glaze prior to baking
- Sift flour and baking powder to mixing bowl. Add in cubed butter and mix together until small clumps form. You can use hand or food processor if you have one
- Then add in chives, bacons, sundried tomatoes, salt, pepper and mix well
- Add in thickened cream and use a fork to mix together until the dry ingredients are moistened
- Pour out all the ingredients onto floured surface and lightly mix until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overmix the dough or the scones will become really hard
- Form a ball and cut into 6 triangles or you can use cookie cutter and cut into small rounds as well.
- Glaze the scones with milk before baking
- Bake in preheated 220 degrees celcius for 15-17 minutes until tops are browned and crunchy
- Serve with butter
- Other variations: Cheese and chives ( just add one cup of cheddar cheese), cheese and olives, mediteranian ( olive, cheese, sundried tomatoes and bacon). Sweet scones: date and walnut, apricot and coconut ( use shredded coconut), etc etc. Just need to change the ingredients added and you can make a whole lot of different varieties.
- If serving the next day, just put in microwave for 30 seconds to warm it up.
- For plain scone: just add 1/3 cup sugar with pinch of salt. Serve with whipped cream and jam....perfect for afternoon tea.