- 2 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (and a pinch of)
- 3 tablespoons butter (cold, sliced)
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (coarsely grated)
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill (chopped)
- 1 shallot (large, chopped, about 3- ½ tablespoons)
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup buttermilk (Notes include instructions to make your own, if preferred)
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°F with the rack in middle position.
- Make the Scone Mix.
- Using a Food Processor fitted with a steel knife blade: Place half the butter and half the dry ingredients in the bowl. Pulse until the butter is reduced to pea-sized pieces, with dough still dry. Transfer first half of the mix into a large bowl. Repeat process with the other half of the ingredients and add to the large bowl.
- By hand: Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and use a pastry cutter to incorporate the butter into the dough. “Cut” by pressing on butter, then gathering flour onto it in two quick strokes. “Cut” until butter slices become pea-sized.
- Don’t over process or mix. Dough will be dry. Break large lumps of butter by hand, and toss dry dough with your fingers.
- Blend the cheeses, dill, shallot and pepper with the Scone Mix using a wooden spoon. Drizzle the buttermilk over the dough and drop the cottage cheese in the middle, and stir until mixed. Add more buttermilk if dough is too dry to hold together.
- Place dough on a lightly floured surface and divide into two. Form 2 discs and flatten each to a thickness of about 1-1/2 inches, cut into 6 wedges for a total of 12. Arrange an inch apart on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes, rotate the pan, and bake another 10 to 15 minutes, until scones are light brown on top and darker at the bottom. Bread should no longer be soft and doughy in the center. Bake in 2 batches if scones don’t fit in one cookie sheet.
- Serve warm or cool in a wire rack before wrapping in foil or plastic wrap/bag. Freshly baked scones can be kept at room temperature for up to 2 days, and in the refrigerator for a week.
PER SERVING *
|Calories490Calories from Fat140|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat140|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.