Cheddar and Scallion Scones

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Cheddar and Green Onion Scones
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Savory scones stuffed with grated cheddar and fresh scallions. Easy to make for a brunch or breakfast and guaranteed to impress!


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped scallion greens (1 bunch)
3/4 cup heavy cream + some for brushing


1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grate cheese and chop scallion greens.

2) In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cube cold butter and use your fingers to mash it into the flour mixture until it’s in pea-sized pieces. You can also use a pastry cutter, but I just use my hands.

3) Stir in cheddar cheese and scallions and then add in cream. Stir until the dough is in a flakey ball. Knead dough a few times.

4) Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and once dough is in a ball, roll it into a disk about 7-8 inches in diameter. It should be 1/3-1/2 inch thick. Then cut into eighths.

5) Transfer scones to a baking sheet line with parchment paper and brush scones with cream.

6) Bake scones for 20-22 minutes at 425 degrees F until they are flakey and browned on top.

7) Let scones cool briefly before eating.

These scones are best right away but you can heat them for a few minutes in a 350 degree oven.