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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Broccoli Cheddar Scones

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 I've been blogging for 4 yrs now, and lately I've found that I'm having difficulty writting posts. I'm not sure if it's because I am busier than usual, but my creative writting juices are not flowing. Like today's post..... I want to share these really great scones with you, but I have no clue what to write. I could go into how it's cold and rainy outside lately, so we've been eating a lot of soups, and that I love having bread, biscuits or scones with our soup. I could say that I wanted a different fool proof way to get veggies into my children, without them complaining (though they never really complain about broccoli), or I could just go ahead and give you the recipe.

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 These scones are very biscuit like, in looks and texture. I love that they are studded with pieces of tender broccoli, paired with a great cheese flavour. They're super yummy slathered in butter, dunked into some sort of soup. They're even good a few hours later, as a snack. A different, but delicious way to make scones!!

Broccoli Cheddar Scones
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3 C all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 C (1 stick) cold butter, cubed
1/2 C cooked broccoli, chopped
1/2 C Old Cheddar
2 eggs
1/2-3/4 C milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, garlic and onion powders. Cut in butter, until mixture ressembles coarse crumbs. Add in broccoli and cheddar, stirring to combine. In a 1 C measure, beat the eggs and add milk to fill the cup. Pour into flour mixture and mix to form a dough; adding more milk, if too dry. Knead in bowl, about 10 times. Gently press out on a lightly floured surface, leaving dough quite thick; about a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Using a Chef knife or pizza cutter, cut biscuits as big of little as you'd like. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes; until nice and golden.


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3 comments:

Miz Helen said...

Hi Cindy,
I love the idea of packing this scone with veggies, it looks awesome! Have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Joan Hayes said...

I love scones, these would be perfect with any meal. Hubby loves broccoli and cheese, it's the only way he'll eat broccoli so maybe I'll be able to get him to eat these as well!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

I can just imagine how delicious these would be with a bowl of soup, or just on their own. I really like the idea of a savory scone, and broccoli and cheese are such great partners. Thank you for sharing this delicious and nutritious recipe!