Cheddar, Sun-dried Tomato and Zucchini Scones Recipe

August 15, 2012
Cheddar, Sun-dried Tomato and Zucchini Scones Recipe | Fake Food Free
 
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
Makes 8 to 10 scones
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 2 ½ cups white whole wheat flour
  2. 4 teaspoons baking powder
  3. ½ teaspoons salt
  4. ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  5. ½ cup shredded zucchini
  6. ¼ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped fine
  7. 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus extra for topping
  8. 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  9. ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon 2% or whole milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together 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.
  3. 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 for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Shape the dough into a rectangle, about ¾ of an inch thick. Cut into 8 to 10 squares.
  5. Place the squares on a baking sheet. Top each with a small amount of shredded cheese and press it gently into the dough.
  6. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until the cheese and edges are browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of the scones comes out clean.
Fake Food Free http://www.fakefoodfree.com/
 
 
 
Cheddar, Sun-dried Tomato and Zucchini Scones Recipe | Fake Food Free
 Thanks for reading! All images and content are the property of Fake Food Free unless otherwise stated. Please do not republish full recipes and images without written permission. What is okay? Feel free to Pin images, share links to my posts or share the photo in a round up post with the title of this recipe and a link back to the post. Confused about copyright and food blogs? Here is some helpful information on Recipe Attribution. If you want to use a photo or full recipe, just ask. I’m sure we can work something out.  

You Might Also Like

  • Velva August 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    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.

    Velva

  • MelindaRD August 16, 2012 at 12:07 am

    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 August 16, 2012 at 3:05 am

    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 August 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    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 August 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

    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 August 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm

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

  • Lori August 20, 2012 at 2:14 am

    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 September 6, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Love your savoury scones, sound so tempting!