Cheddar Herb Scones

I've enjoyed trying some new recipes lately - the little Martha Stewart in me has been a busy girl! I suggest trying out these Cheddar Herb Scones - they're to die for!

INGREDIENTS:
1 + 3/4 cups self-raising flour
1 /2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
2/3 cup shredded aged cheddar cheese
1.5 teaspoons fresh chopped thyme leaves
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Mix flour, salt and black pepper together in a large bowl.
  3. Work in the butter until the mixture is crumbly with pea sized crumbs.
  4. Stir in almost all the cheese and the thyme.
  5. In a separate bowl whisk the egg, buttermilk and mustard together. Remove a tablespoon of it and set aside to brush over the tops.
  6. Pour in the buttermilk mixture to flour mixture. Stir until the mixture forms a spongy dough.
  7. Roll out onto lightly floured surface and knead briefly until smooth 3 cm-thick.
  8. Cut into quarters then cut each quarter diagonally to make triangles.
  9. Place them on the prepared pan and brush the tops with the buttermilk mixture you set aside then sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  10. Bake for 12-14 minutes until they are risen and golden brown.


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