Delicious cheese scones with a fresh, herby twist. A great brunch or lunch fresh out of the oven with a dab of butter.
So last week was my 50th post. Yay! My blog is a busy adventure so sadly I failed to mention it at all. But it was. I cracked the big 50. Thanks to everyone who’s joined me along the journey so far.
Over the past 11 months (that’s right Sugar Salt Magic turns 1 in just over a month), I have been striving to bring you lots of wonderful recipes that you can make yourself at home. With any luck these recipes will and have inspired you to cook and create at home. I’d love to hear what recipes you’ve loved (although I have a pretty good idea already – Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff anyone? And maybe we should follow up with some delicious Caramel Doughnuts with Brown Sugar Custard), but what about the recipes you’ve made? Tell me all about it. Did you like it? Did you tweak it? What would you like more of? Bring it on!! 🙂
I’m now a Yummly publisher too. See that cute little orange ‘Y’ button at the top? When you hover over it, it says Yum. You can click on that and save my recipes to your personal recipe box. But not just my recipes. No, let’s share the love. You can search Yummly for any recipe you’re after and it’s bound to be there. I love it. It’s such a great recipe website and they even have an app so check out my Yummly Publisher Page, stat! 🙂 And get yumming people.
And here today, without further ado, I bring you Rosemary and Cheese Scones – my 51st recipe post.
Just check out these babies. These have been on my “to bake list” for a while. I mean scones in general, not cheese scones in particular. I remember when I was little, my parents, would often go out for a Devonshire Tea. At the time, all I knew was I got to eat scones with lashings of strawberry jam – yeah, baby! I skipped the cream as I’ve never been a big fan. Probably wouldn’t want to try these with jam and cream – much better with butter. Num, num, num.
I was unbelievably lucky to grow up in Western Australia’s beautiful Swan Valley. There were always nice little spots to go out for lunch or buy your fruit and veg from the side of the road and nothing has changed there. It is also such a renowned wine region, not that I knew or cared back then. These days there is some new eatery or winery popping up. Scott and I even got married there, so it will always be really special to me. But I don’t think I’ve had a Devonshire tea since I was a kid.
Yes, yes back to the scones. I always try to do one savoury and one sweet post a week. That way I don’t need to feel guilty about all the sugar as I’m balancing it out with salt too, right? Umm, moving on. I already had the sweet one on the go so I decided it was time to make some savoury cheese scones. I’m so glad I did.
These Rosemary and Cheese Scones are amazing. So cheesy and herby. Well duh, it’s in the title. Me and hubs tested them out with some cheese and pickles (and a glass of wine. Well beer for Scott and wine for me). Let me tell you, they went down a treat. They are also great just on their own. Straight out of the oven warm, with a little butter and all that oozy, melted cheese. Or reheated the next day with a little butter. You noticing a theme yet?
The inside is soft, and a little dense due to the cheese but in a nice way. The outside is crisp. Take them out of the oven when they have that magical hollow sound when you tap them. In a fabulous light bulb moment, I added some paprika too. Aha! You were wondering why they were that colour weren’t you?
Some important points as always.
- Make sure (always when baking) to properly weigh your ingredients. If you don’t have scales, measure your flour by scooping it up with a spoon and putting it into the measuring cup. If you scoop it with the cup measure you will have too much (Promise. Test it out). They may still taste just great but the texture will definitely be affected.
- In scones, always use cold butter. Same with pastry. I’ll often stick it in the freezer before using it.
- Don’t mix or knead it too much. Just bring it together. The more you play with the dough, the denser it will be once it’s cooked.
And now for the recipe. Enjoy everyone.
You saw this Rosemary and Cheese Scones recipe on Sugar Salt Magic first. All photos are my own.