My Mom made these cheese & onion scones the other week and dropped off a couple at my house for me to try out. She must have called three times asking what I thought of them before I finally went and tasted one – and now that I have – I should apologize for being so abrupt with her. You were right Mom, these are SPECTACULAR!
So, this post is dedicated to my brilliant Mother, who knows a good recipe when she sees one.
Cheese & Onion Scones
You will need:
- 1 onion, chopped finely
- 1 tbsp salted butter
- 2 cups biscuit mix (Bisquik)
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used medium, but old cheddar would give you a stronger flavour)
- 1/2 tsp course black pepper
- 1/2 cup milk (I used 2%)
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit (230 degrees celsius).
Microwave the onion and butter for approximately 2-3 minutes, or until the onion is soft and almost transparent.
Stir in biscuit mix, cheese and pepper and mix well.
Add in milk and mix just enough to make a soft dough.
On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until everything is well combined then roll out into a large circle. Your dough should be about 1/2″ or 1cm thick.
Use a pizza cutter or knife and slice into 8 portions.
Place slices on a non-stick cookie sheet and bake at 450 degrees fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
These cheese & onion scones are best served warm.
Look at the cheese running through it! The onion and pepper flavour make this a savoury treat by itself, or serve it along side soup.
I’m a butter fanatic, so I slathered mine up, and let me tell you, I could eat all 8 by myself – Scrum-deli-ump-cious!
I’ve only had two scones that I remember – these from my Mom and an icing covered one from Starbucks – so I don’t have a great base of comparison for scones – but these cheese & onion scones are to die for. Seriously, they are that good.
Make a batch and store in an airtight container – then when you want a savoury snack, microwave for about 15-20 seconds to re-warm them.
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