Readers Recipe: Savoury Scones
You could win R500 by sending us your recipe, which we will test and photograph. This week's winner is Kathy Jadamski
An unexpected phone call from friends we hadn't seen in a long time resulted in this recipe. As I only had a packet of biscuits in the cupboard, a few rashers of bacon and some cheddar cheese in the fridge, the result was savoury scones for tea time.
- 240g (2 cups) cake flour
- 2.5ml ( tsp) salt
- 20ml (4 tsp) baking powder
- 90g (6 tbsp) butter
- 1 extra-large egg, beaten
- 100ml milk
- 1 extra-large egg
- 125ml ( cup) milk
- 4 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
- 250ml (1 cup) cheddar cheese, grated
Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl and rub in the butter so that the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Mix the egg and milk and add to the mixture to form a soft dough. Spread into a greased baking dish.
For the topping, beat the egg and milk together. Mix in the bacon and pour evenly over the raw scone dough. Top with the cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes. Best served hot, straight from the oven, spread with butter if desired.
The following variations can be used for the topping: chopped onion, cooked flaked haddock, smoked snoek, sliced sausages or chopped cold meat.
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