February 22, 2007

CHEESE AND SUNDRIED TOMATO SCONES



Eversince I saw Asha's post about scones,I was wondering if there was a way I could make savoury scones.Our local store named Somerfield brings out a great magazine every month with lots of recipes and meal ideas,though I cannot use them all as most are based on non-vegetarian ingredients.But I found a great recipe for a savoury scone,the recipe of which I had pinned into my file of recipes.I tried them out recently and they came out great.So without much ado,here is the recipe:

Ingredients:175 gms Self rising flour

1.5 tsp Baking powder

1 tsp chilli powder(not in the original recipe:just my addition)

50 gms butter

60 ml milk

1 egg(I omitted the egg, added a little more milk)

50 gms Grated mature cheddar cheese

50 gms Finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes

Method:Preheat the oven to 400F/200C/Gas mark 6.


The butter should not be too soft.Cube the butter into small pieces and rub into the flour until you get the consistency of fine bread crumbs.

Add the milk to the flour(if you use egg,beat it with the milk before adding to flour) along with the grated cheese and the chopped sun dried tomatoes.Mix well until you have a smooth dough.

Roll into a round about 3 cm thick(I rolled it out thinner and it came out fine).

Cut into scones using a round cutter ,or if you donot have a cutter,use a knife to make either squares or triangles.

Place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for about 15 mins until well risen and golden brown.

Serve warm.I served these sliced,and warm with some tomato sauce on top.This is yummy,for a quick breakfast or a snack.

My Notes:The original recipe yield is 6 scones but with the thickness recommended,I would have got about 3-4 3 inch scones.


I rolled out the dough a little thinner and the scones were great!I also omitted the egg and used a little more milk,about 2 tbsp more.

This is very yummy served warm and freshly made.But I stored them in air tight boxes and these were great reheated in the microwave for a few seconds.

You could serve these with any sauce of your choice.Enjoy!

This is my entry to Coffee's MBP event.I just hope she is going to excuse my lateness!

26 comments:

Asha said...

Thank you Vini for trying scones.
I love the savory ones too.I have been trying to get sun-dried Tomatoes for other recipes but somehow they are always out of stock.

Looks great sliced and with Ketchup,yummy!

Sangeeta said...

Hi Vini,

These scones look yummylicious :)

indosungod said...

WOW You are on a baking spree. Scone look delicious.

Vini K said...

Asha:I am going to make your sweet scones this afternoon.You can make oven dried tomatoes too Asha.Just cut tomatoes into slices and lay them on a lined baking sheet and put it into the oven at 200F for 6-8 hours.I am sure you will be able to make it that way too though I have never tried it.One of my to-do things-trying oven dried tomatoes.
:)

Sangeeta:Thanks dear!

ISG:well,I actually made these a while ago,had been lying in my drafts folder since the last 6 weeks.Decided to post it finally!:)Thanks!

Sandeepa said...

Lovely scones. I thought scones are always sweet, never had savory ones.
Had read a lot about scones as in "scones & tea" in the perfect English afternoon tea that the kids would have in Enid Blyton :)

So Vini now you too are having the perfect English Tea in UK, did you invite the Queen ?

Vini K said...

Sandeepa:Thank you dear..believe me,these taste so good.try them once.

Enid Blyton eh?I remember those teas too..read a lot of her as a kid.unfortunately,can't get the Queen to have my tea but well,staying in UK and not having the perfect English tea,now that is a bit odd,isn;t it?:D

I have my perfect English tea now..care to join me?heehee

Sia's corner said...

staying in UK and giving complex to these ppl here han? ;) he he he... loved ur recipe. i am not much into baking as i don't like eggs:) u have given good tips here to substitute eggs with milk and butter. i will surely try this recipe vini. will march to tesco in the eve to get sundried tomatoes:) no...i don't have patience to bake them for 7-8 hours as u suggested and we can't trust the weather here to get a glimpse of sunshine:) so it is store brought one for me:) hehehe...

USHA said...

Hi Vini,

Woow!it looks yummy..savoury scones!!!just amazing....

TS said...

Vini....gosh. you're on a baking spree...Love the scones with a savoury flavor...though I love the fruit ones too!

Trupti

Vini K said...

Sups:yes ofcourse,dear old Tesco!and you are right about english weather,ficklest in the whole wide world!:))

Thanks Usha!

Trupti,I had prepared these long ago,just forgot to post them.So here it came today!I am going to try Asha's fruit scones tomorrow.

Nidhi said...

Savory scones, great entry for coffee's event, Vini. I generally make sweet scones but now I will try your version of savory scones.
Thanks, Nidhi.

swapna said...

Hi Vini
u are again back with the baking !!!!
good.scones are looking yummy with the sauce on top!!!!!!!!

Vcuisine said...

Nice Scones Vini, Great Idea. Viji

Anjali said...

Vini... Me and Anita were discussing making pumkin pie and I mentioned savory scones with it and here you are with your scones. This is what I like about the blogs. It always surprises you. added to the Do to list.

Vini K said...

Nidhi:Thanks dear.Hope your classes are going on well.

Swapna:Edo okati bake cheyaka potey chetulu durada vestu cuntayi,encheyamatavu?hee hee hee.Can;t live without baking..thanks!

Viji,thanks dear.

Anjali,yes,blogs do have an element of surprise,Thanks dear.Now I'll be waiting with bated breath to see your pumpkin pie!:D

Prema Sundar said...

Hi Vini,
Haven't tried scones and the picture of the savoury scones tempts me. The recipe sounds easy to make too. Thanks for the recipe and good entry for MBP

Linda said...

Hi Vini, for some reason I've always been afraid of scones (and my heritage is english/scot!). My mom has them at home and usually they're dry, tasteless... these with the sharp cheddar and tomato look really delicious! I think I may have to take the plunge and try. Thanks for sharing :)

Coffee said...

You are excused my dear. :)

Savoury scones!!!!! And how come I always thought scones were sweet!!!!?????

They look great!!!! Once I am back home I am gonna try this one for sure. :) Thanks for this lovely entry!! :)

KrishnaArjuna said...

Scones look great! I have always bought them, never tried to make them at home.

Not related to this post: Your version of tiramisu looks delicious, looks like you have got a great little helper at home!

Seema said...

Vini,
Oh my gosh!!! the scones look so good. Savoury ones is perfect for me. Thanx for sharing.
Seema

Seema said...

Did I mention i loved the pictures as well? Love it gal.

Vini K said...

Prema:Try them,they are simple too.Thanks!

Linda:Gresat to know that you have a scottish heritage.Yes,since I came to the UK,I have fallen in love witht he taste of mature cheddar cheese.These scones are great.Try them once!

Coffee:Thanks dear:D,do try them.Infact,I always came across sweet scone recipes,so I was thrilled to find this recipe in my store magazine.I love the savoury scones on a rainy day with some sauce to go along.

Krishnaarjuna:Thanks dear!still busy with work?I see that you are not updating your blog/..try these,I am sure you will like them!:).Thanks for the cooment on Tiramisu too!

Seema:Thanks Buddy!glad you liked the pictures as well.I am trying my best to improve my skills seeing as I have so much to learn froma ll of you out here!:)

Latha said...

Hey Vini,
Thanks for stopping by at my blog. It is my first time here I think!
Your scones look delectable!
And the tiramasu looks so good! I love tiramasu .. it is one of my favorite deserts!
You ahve a nice blog. Keep the wonderful recipes coming.
I noticed that you had me in your blogroll with a different name :-)
MasalaMagic... should be Latha (and not Lakshmi K). :-)
Thanks for including me in your blogroll. I will do the same!
Cheers
Latha

Hema said...

Never made scones. Love sun-dried tomatoes in anything. Nice recipe Vini. Will give this a shot soon. Thanks.

Vini K said...

Hi Latha,I am really soo sorry for the mixup of names!I corrected that as soon as I read your comment.I have been following your blog for some time now but never really checked my links!Sorry again dear.Thank you for all your compliments.:)

Hema:do give this a try,very simple to make too.

RP said...

Wow! Savory scones! This is going to my must try list. :)