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Jalapeño-Cheese Scones

December 14, 2010
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  • Makes 8
Author Notes

The original recipe was sweeter, and was served for brunch. I've made a twist on this by reducing the sugar and adding jalapeno and two different cheeses.

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1/3 cup Pecorino cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar, shredded, plus more for on top
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup chilled butter
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients then add the pecorino, 1/2 cup cheddar and diced peppers.
  3. Mix the egg and milk together and set aside.
  4. Shred the chilled butter, this works best if you freeze the butter stick, or cut it into 1/2 " cubes. Work the butter into the flour with a pastry cutter until it becomes crumbly.
  5. Add the milk and egg. Do not over mix the dough. Turn the dough out on to a floured surface. Knead the dough ten times. Form the dough into a disc about 1" thick.
  6. Using a floured knife, cut the disc into eight triangles. Dust off any excess flour. Transfer the triangles to the baking sheet and top with more cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.

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