Surprising Savory Scones
I know. You want to know what about them is so surprising. Its pretty easy. These scones are made with zuchinni! Don’t let that deter you though. Even if you aren’t normally a fan of zuchinni or zuchinni bread, hear me out. These scones are delicious, and they aren’t like the stuff you’re used to trying.
Just give them a chance. I swear, you won’t regret it. I even got my dad to try these, and he doesn’t normally eat anything with zuchinni in it.
First, you need zuchinni, and you need to grate it fine. Don’t use the big section of the grater. It makes a difference. It might take a few moments more, but do it on the fine side. You need about a cup, and you don’t really need to drain it.
You’re going to be surprised how easy this is.
Put your flour into the bowl, then cut in the chilled butter. You can use a pastry cutter, but a fork works just as well. If you can’t get that to work, use your hands. The butter will melt a little more, but it will be okay.
Then add onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and baking powder. If you want to save a few seconds, you can put all the dry in with the flour and then cut in the butter. I like doing it this way, but I haven’t found that it makes much difference in this recipe.
Once you have all that in, add your beaten egg and milk. Stir until just combined. It will be dry. Don’t worry. Now add your zuchinni. If your zuchinni is especially wet, you may need to add 1/4 cup more flour. It should be a little sticky, but not so much that it can’t hold together.
You also want to add your grated cheese at this point. I like cheddar, but you could use a mozzerella too. Just fold it in until it looks like everything is combined.
You could roll these out and cut them with a cutter. I decided to go the more rustic route and just turn out the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet and pat it into a round about 1 1/2″ thick. Take a knife and cut it into 8 triangles, and then bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes. A toothpick should come out clean, and it should be golden brown on the bottom, and starting to turn brown on top. You could add an egg wash on top to make it more golden if you wanted to.
Once they come out, we decided they were excellent with cream cheese slathered on, or split and filled with a slice of ham. Do what makes you happy!
These come out moist and delicious, and I do hope you’ll give them a try!
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup chilled butter, cubed
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 cup zuchinni, finely grated
Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Measure flour into a mixing bowl. Add cubed butter and cut in until mixture resembles coarse sand.
Add salt, baking powder, and spices and mix.
Add egg and milk and stir until just incorporated. Mixture will be thick.
Add grated zuchinni and stir in until incorporated. Then add cheese and fold in. If mixture is too wet, add flour a few tablespoons at a time. Should be slightly sticky, but not excessively so.
Turn out onto parchment lined pan and pat into 1 1/2" thick round. Cut with a knife into 8 triangles and bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes. These are done when toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.