Trouble With Toast

Recipe: Manchego, Herb, and Sun-Dried Tomato Scones | April 29, 2008

I’ve never made scones before–hell, I don’t even LIKE scones that much–but the combo of Manchego cheese, basil, and sun-dried tomatoes was just too yummy to pass up. In the end, the flavor was definitely there, but the texture was a bit off. I think I overkneaded the dough, which resulted in extra (unwanted) density, and I definitely made the scones too thick. Anyway, lessons learned! As with all baking, at least in my world, perfecting this recipe (from Cooking Light magazine) will just take a few more tries. Maybe one of my talented readers can get it right on the first attempt!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces)
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
    1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Manchego cheese
    1/2 cup chopped ready-to-use sun-dried tomatoes (2 ounces)
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
    2 large egg whites
    Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 425°. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheese, tomatoes, and basil. Add buttermilk and egg whites, stirring just until moist. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 times with floured hands. Pat dough into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut dough into 8 wedges, cutting into but not through dough. Coat top of dough lightly with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until scones are golden.


1 Comment »

  1. Mmmm, doesn’t that look good. I’ve just made a new recipe with manchego myself.

    Comment by S for Kitchen Confit — July 8, 2008 @ 3:14 am

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