This recipe can use any one of the following Something Special products:
Gourmet Red Chili
• Red Chili Pepper Spread
• Gourmet Jalapeno
• Gourmet Pomegranate
These delicious scones can be made with Something Special Jalapeno or Red Chili Dip. Scones are very popular at the moment, simple to make and a nice gift for the holidays.
1 cup diced sharp cheddar cheese, (4 oz., 125g)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons cold butter, diced (4 oz., 125g)
1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream*
3 large eggs, divided
1/4 cup your favourite Something Special Dip or Spread
Preheat oven to 400°F (200ºC). Toss cheddar cheese to coat with one tablespoon of flour.
Combine remaining flour with baking powder and salt. Cut butter into flour with a pastry blender, fork or two knives until butter is in pea-sized pieces.
Lightly beat two eggs with cream and Something Special Jalapeno (or Red Chili) Dip. Add to flour-butter mixture. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, fold mixture until just combined and very lumpy.
Add diced cheddar to dough and lightly mix until just incorporated.
Scoop 1/4 cup dough and drop onto a well-oiled or parchment-lined baking sheet. With floured fingers, gently press down to 1-inch (2.5cm) thickness.
Beat remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water and brush tops of scones with egg wash. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack and cool 5 minutes before serving. Makes 15 scones.
* Buttermilk may be substituted for cream for a lower-fat option.