Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cheddar, Sun-dried Tomato and Zucchini Scones Recipe

I’m no stranger to scones. I’ve written about my favorite breakfast pastry a few times in the past. But I rarely make savory scones. 

Our zucchini plant just stopped producing this week, so I’ve had plenty to work with this year. When I was trying to use it up, scones seemed a logical choice. I stepped out of my sweet comfort zone, though, and decided to do something a little cheesy and spicy.
These scones are great by themselves, but they also make a good base for a breakfast egg sandwich.  If you happen to have a tomato jam, that would dress them up nicely too. 

Cheddar Sun-dried Tomato and Zucchini Scones

2 ½ c white whole wheat flour
4 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
½ cup shredded zucchini
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped fine
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus extra for topping
1 tbsp hot sauce
¾ cup + 1 tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the butter cubes and use a pastry blender or two knives to cut the butter into the flour until it is in pea-sized pieces. 

Stir in the zucchini, sundried tomatoes and cheese. Add the hot sauce and milk, and mix ingredients until a dough is formed. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently a couple times. 

Shape the dough into a rectangle, about ¾ of an inch thick. Cut into 8 to 10 squares.

Place the squares on a baking sheet and top each with a small amount of shredded cheese and press it gently into the dough. 

Bake 12 to 15 minutes until the cheese and edges are browned. Makes 8 to 10 scones.


Velva said...

I have had plenty of sweet scones but never a savory scone....I never thought about the concept until I saw your post. This is awesome.


MelindaRD said...

What a great flavor idea! I never would have thought to combine those for a scone flavor. Maybe the cheese and the sun dried tomato, but not with zucchini too.

Joanne said...

It's too rare that I encounter savory scones! These sound delicoius and just perfect for the season! Great use of that zucchini!!

Heidi @ Food Doodles said...

Oh my, these look delicious! I love just about any kind of biscuit or scone but I'm loving that these are all whole wheat and they have zucchini in them! Perfect for me right now :)

Cathleen said...

I love making scones, but I have never made the savory kind. This looks fantastic! Now I really do have to make some!

Deanna at Mirabelle Creations said...

These look fantastic. What a great, unexpected way to use zucchini!

Lori said...

Velva - I don't do savory scones often either. Thanks so much!

Melinda - Unexpected things come together when you have a lot to use up in the kitchen. Ha, ha! :)

Joanne - Thanks!

Heidi - Thanks! Me too!

Cathleen - Thanks!

Deanna - Thanks! We had a lot to use of this year. A good problem. :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Love your savoury scones, sound so tempting!