Garlic Herb and Cheddar Scones are simple, flaky, buttery treats that will make you feel like a bread-baking pro! Great for breakfast OR dinner.
It’s been awhile since we talked about the merits of a really good scone - fluffy, buttery, layered with a tender crumb, NOT DRY. Whether you go sweet or savory, those elements are all super crucial.
I have this friend, and she doubles as the most amazing stylist ever (she is literally the only person in the world allowed near my head with scissors), and we initially bonded over scones.
Way back in the day I used to bake scones and cinnamon rolls for a local coffee shop. It was a short-lived gig because they had a janky kitchen and weird ideas about food service, but I was there long enough to win myself a few friends with scones.
Earlier this week I went to spend a few much-needed hours at the salon, letting my friend set me up with my much needed cut and color, and decided it was a good morning to make a batch of scones.
I was out of EVERYTHING (which is how most awesome recipes in this house are born), but I had the makings of what turned out to be my new favorite thing --
Garlic Herb and Cheddar Scones.
So here’s the trick. If you can find Garlic Herb Cheddar Cheese? You are golden.
And these require zero effort. The cheese gets shredded and cut into the flour with the butter which makes for CHEESE AND FLAVOR IN EVERY BITE. Good plan, right?
I do realize though, that not everyone will be able to get their hands on Garlic Herb Cheddar (I recommend Cabot. Trust me.). If that’s the case, you are just gonna need a little minced fresh garlic and some dill.
Check the recipe notes. I won’t steer you wrong.
Tips for Making Scones:
- Keep things COLD. Once you cut the butter and cheese into the flour, put the bowl back in the fridge and chill. I promise it’s worth it.
- Parchment paper! Use it. It makes scone baking and any rogue melted cheese a cinch to bake AND clean up
- Don’t skip the egg wash! It’s the secret to pretty golden brown tops.
Wanna try your hand at more awesome scone recipes? Take a crack at these Classic English scones or check out these 11 Scone Recipes that will Brighten Up Your Breakfast!
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