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Buttermilk-Cheese Scones with Gruyere and Thyme

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Buttermilk-Cheese Scones with Gruyere and Thyme

recipe by By Kay Chun And Jane Kirby, December 2001

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1 1/4 cups buttermilk

Directions

1. Heat oven to 400° F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray.

2. In a food processor, combine the flour, baking powder, and butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Transfer to a large bowl and add the 2 cheeses, thyme, hot pepper flakes, and buttermilk. Stir until the mixture sticks together. (It will be slightly crumbly.)

3. Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead gently until it comes together, about 30 seconds. Shape the dough to form an even, flat round about 1 inch thick. Cut the dough into 12 wedges. Place them about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.

4. Bake until the scones are light golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove with a metal spatula. These are best served fresh but can be made up to 2 days ahead. Wrap in foil and reheat in a 250° F oven for 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

Quick Chicken Salad:

2 grilled chicken breasts, cubed
2 thick slices of red onion, finely chopped
4 celery stalks, chopped
1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 c. raisins
1/4 c. mayo mixed with a spoon of yogurt or sour cream (just enough to blend ingredients)
salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients and chill at least an hour for flavors to blend.

Comments (3)

MMMM - love savoury scones. This looks delicious!

Barb Cabot:

I want this for my lunch today! Mmmm hot scones and chicken salad, i'm ready.

nancyhol:

Sounds like a great lunch or light dinner!

My mouth is watering!

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