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Cheesy Scones from Pinch My Salt

I love scones. So far, however, I've only made sweet scones: the ones with dried cherries and orange zest are my favorite. But guess what? They can also be savory!

I've been meaning to make savory scones for a while, but for one reason or another haven't gotten my act together.

Then, a few months ago, I pinned a recipe for Cheddar, Parmesan, and Cracked Pepper Scones on my Cooking Inspirations Pinterest Board.
The recipe came from Pinch My Salt, a great blog by Nicole. I met Nicole while on a media trip for POM Wonderful. Nicole has the most gorgeous hair I've ever seen, is incredibly friendly, and has a beautiful blog. We've kept in touch since the POM weekend, and I was 100 percent confident her recipe would not disappoint.

This past weekend, my friend Melissa, who writes a very funny blog called Love Hurts. Bacon Heals, came over for a cooking get together. We decided to make Nicole's scones and come up with a recipe for chickpea soup. I'll share the recipe for the soup on Wednesday, so please come back to check it out.

Since I followed Nicole's recipe for scones almost 100 percent, I'm not going to copy it here. Go check it out on her blog.

Here's what you do: First, mix cake flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pepper, and ground mustard. Then, work in cold pieces of butter. Add shredded cheddar and Parmesan.

In a separate bowl, mix together buttermilk, egg, and sriracha. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and combine.

Then turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a one-inch thick circle. Instead of cutting the scones into triangles, like Nicole's, I decided to use a round biscuit cutter. I think they look incredibly cute that way!

You then brush each scone with a combination of melted butter and smoked paprika, and sprinkle each with Parmesan.

The scones bake in a 425 degree oven for about 15 minutes until they are golden brown. Here's what you get.

You guys!!! This was an awesome recipe: very easy to put together, and the results were delicious. These scones were light, cheesy and so pretty. They were a great accompaniment to the soup.

Thanks Nicole for the recipe, and thank you Melissa for a cooking date!


Simone said...

So funny to even see scones here. It was apparently the Daring Bakers challenge for this month.. :) Love your version of scones Olga. I have never made savory ones but these look delicious and so tempting to try them!

Nicole Emmert Hamaker said...

Glad you guys enjoyed them and thanks so much for linking to my recipe!

DeliciousDish said...

These look like really amazing cheddar biscuits!

melissa blake said...

omg, that looks soooo delicious!

Esi said...

Ok, now I feel like copying you on this too. I can use the rest of my buttermilk.

Kiran @ said...

I truly need to try making homemade scones!! THose look so delicious :)

100 First Dates said...

I can't believe I haven't been following your blog...I've been thinking about making cheesy/savory biscuits for a few weeks now. It's like kismet. You have a new follower. Thanks!

Sasha said...

These look so good. I'm so trying out this recipe... And I finally have a reason to buy my first bottle of Sriracha :)

Sophie said...

I love great & appetizing cheesy scones & these look utterly delicious, dear Olga! :)

MMMMMM,...lovely food!