Jalepeno Cheddar Scones

Flaky flaky flaky.

Cheesy cheesy cheesy.

Toasty toasty toasty.

Eat them with soup. Or meat. Or salad. Or by themselves.

These are probably the best biscuits I have EVER made.


Sorry about the short post - we are moving tomorrow! I wanted to get something up before the craziness begins.

Apartment to a house! Yay!

In the meantime, these biscuits should speak for themselves.

Jalapeño-Cheddar Scones (adapted from Smitten Kitchen)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick or 4 ounces) cold butter, diced
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 eggs, divided
1/4 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, diced
2 small jalapeños pepper, minced (I wimped out and used only one only to find my scones entirely heat-free)

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a small skillet, melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter and sauté the jalapeños in it until soft, about two minutes. Let them cool, then place them in a small bowl with the cheddar cheese and coat them with one tablespoon of the flour. Combine the remaining flour with the baking powder and salt. Cut in the remaining butter with a pastry blender, fork or two knives, until the butter bits are pea sized.

Lightly whip two of the eggs and cream and add to the flour-butter mixture. Using a wooden spoon, fold mixture until it begins to come together. Add the cheddar-jalapeño mixture to the dough and mix until everything is incorporated.

Turn out the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead gently for less than one minute. Pat dough out to a 3/4- to 1-inch thickness and either cut into 8 triangles or the shape of your choice with a biscuit cutter. Make an egg wash by beating the remaining egg with a teaspoon of water. Brush the scones with egg wash and place on a parchment-lined (or well-oiled) baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Scones are always best the first day.


Cakebrain said...

Wow! Mile-high scones! Sounds exciting moving to a house! Congrats! So many changes going on in your life and you still have time to bake scones...you are amazing.

anne said...

It looks really yummy , no doubt about it :D & YAY to the new house ;D

Una Semplice Passione said...

Oooo...these look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

jeannesioux said...

Now you can grow your own little herb garden! Have fun!

Ashley@Bakerbynature said...

I've been itching to make these for months; once the first frost lays I know these scones will be joining a big bowl of chili in my kitchen.

Good luck on the move!

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Looks Great! Thanks for the recipe. I hope your move goes OK :-)

Have a Wonderful Week :-)

*The Old Geezer Blog

Divya Yadava said...

Mmm..I love scones! I usually have blueberry scones though or other sweet scones. It's about time I tried something savory! Thanks for sharing.

a. maren said...

oo new people! i love new people! and i love all my old people :) thanks for coming by friends! and really these would be amazing with chili, good plan ashley!