Edith Adams: Favourite recipes
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Chive Cheese Scones
2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon (15 mL) baking powder
½ teaspoon (2.5 mL) salt
2 tablespoons (30 mL) sugar
¼ cup (75 mL) cold butter, cut into ¼-inch cubes
11/3 cups (330 mL) grated old cheddar cheese, divided
½ cup (125 mL) 2 per cent milk
½ cup (125 mL) buttermilk
1 large egg
¼ cup (75 mL) finely chopped fresh chives
In large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1 cup (250 mL) cheese.
In small bowl, whisk together milk, buttermilk and egg; stir in chives. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and gently mix together to form a soft dough.
Using a ¼ cup (75 mL) scoop, drop batter on to greased baking sheet, 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Sprinkle tops with remaining 1/3 cup (80 mL) cheese. Bake at 400 F for 15 to 18 minutes. Makes 12 scones.