Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spicy Cheddar Scones

I've got Abbe (Abbe's Cooking Antics) to thank for introducing me to scones.

It was one of those 'things' I skipped at afternoon teas because I was sure it couldn't beat the likes of peach tart, scrumptious sandwich or decadent cake. After trying this recipe out, I realised what I had been missing out on.

Spicy Cheddar Scone

These days, I don't hesitate to make a tray of my own, and I like pairing it with fruit based curries like pineapple pajeri or mango dal. Is that a strange way of eating scones? ... Anyway, it is for this reason that I have greatly reduced the amount of salt in this recipe.

Recipe adapted from Abbe's Cooking Antics - Spicy Mexican Cheddar Scones. I have highlighted the differences in purple.

- 225g self raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp chili flakes
- 50g butter - chopped into small pieces
- 125g shredded Cheddar (Emborg)
- 150ml milk
- ½ cup shredded cabbage
- 1 to 2 tbsp chopped spring onion
- Extra shredded cheese (to sprinkle on top) and milk (to brush top)

For the complete How-to : Visit Abbe's Cooking Antics - Spicy Mexican Cheddar Scones

1) Shred the cabbage, chop the spring onions.
2) Rub flour, baking powder, salt and butter together until it looks like large breadcrumbs.
3) Add cheddar, chili flakes and spring onion.
4) Add shredded cabbage.
5) Mix it all together

1) Add milk to form a dough. Knead lightly on floured surface.
2) Roll into a circle and cut into pieces.
3) Brush top with milk and sprinkle cheddar on.
4) Bake.
5) Eat.

This was how I first did it (above) and then, I did it my way (below).

Use a 7in square cake tin (1in deep). Flour it.

Floured 7in square cake tin

Press the dough into the cake tin. Then, lift it out onto a floured surface.

The dough is now a nice square

Using a long knife, cut it into equal squares.

Cheddar scones ready to be baked

It goes into the oven. Fifteen minutes later...

Fantastic spicy Cheddar scones

It's done and ready to be eaten!

A close-up of fantastic spicy Cheddar scone. Did you smirk?

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  1. our palates crave for spiced scones much more than sweet ones...probably because our afternoon tea is masala some savory,buttery scone indulgence is the perfect pairing....these scones you have made look so gorgeous,perfect and cheesy...a must try during the weekends,thanks so much for sharing :-)

    1. Oh, thank you for the compliment, Kumars. Have a pleasant day and happy cooking! :)

  2. Wow Sharon, these scones look fabulous...I have never bakes scone, but seeing yours made me want to the cheese and the flakes of chili...and love the cabbage in it.
    Thanks for the inspiration...hope you are having a great week :D

    1. You're welcome, Juliana. The week has been good. I would say that, where this recipe is concerned, it was love at first taste for me ;)


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