sundried tomato and parmesan cheese scones

February 28, 2013 in baking, recipes

easy  scones with sundreied tomato and Parmesan cheese

 

easy  scones with sundreied tomato and Parmesan cheese

The fabulous food team at SABC 3’s Expresso breakfast show organised South Africa’s first live TV cookalong last Friday and I was invited to participate.

I was a little slow getting my stuff together on the day, so couldn’t quite keep up with Katelyn and Zola who sped through the baking at a rapid rate. I did however knock up these delicious savoury scones in about 20 minutes from start to finish.

Yip they are that easy. And also very tasty, which is why I thought I had to share this recipe with you all.

The thing about scones is they need to be eaten straight out the oven or very soon thereafter. I find they dry out if you keep them for anything more than a day. If I haven’t eaten them all on the day I have baked them, I freeze them for another time. All you do is microwave them for about 20 – 30 seconds from frozen.

Scones can be quite tricky. They always look so easy to make, but a few things can things can go wrong.

I have a few tips on how t0 improve the making of them:

1. Try and make them quickly so that you reduce the time you handle the dough. Over working the dough results in flatter scones that are not light and fluffy.

2. I don’t use a rolling pin to roll them out I simply lightly press the dough ball into the height I want them before cutting them out. I also never flatten the dough too much and rather leave a little height so the scone is guaranteed not to look too flat. I’m not sure if this is cheating – but it works for me.

3. I use a very sharp cookie cutter. You want it to cut through the dough very quickly and easily and not drag down on the edges making a flatter scone. You could dust the inside rim of the cookie cutter with flour to prevent any sticking.

3. If you have time, it is a good idea to rest the cut out scones in the fridge (or even the freezer) while your oven pre-heats.

4. Double egg wash them if you want a very golden brown top.

Sundried tomato and Parmesan cheese scones with oregano | makes 6-8 

Recipe

 

easy  scones with sundreied tomato and Parmesan cheese

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