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Savory Cheddar-Dill Scones

Cheddar-Dill scones just fresh out of the oven can complement a nice seafood dish, as well as pair nicely with a warm tomato soup. Easy to make, you can freeze what you do not use and just bake a few on a cold winter afternoon. If you are not a fan of fresh Dill, well use fresh Rosemary. Either way you can’t lose with Cheddar-Dill scones. 

Fresh Dill makes all the difference.

Fresh Dill makes all the difference.










4 cups all-purpose flour plus 1 tablespoon, divided.
2 Tbsp of baking powder
2 tsp of salt
1 cup of finely chopped dill or 2 Tbsp Dried Dill
3/4 pound of cold unsalted butter, diced
4 extra-large eggs, beaten lightly
1 cup of cold heavy cream
1/2 pound of extra-sharp yellow cheddar, small-diced or shredded.
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water for egg wash.

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.


Combine 4 cups of flour, the baking powder, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer, or food processor. Add the butter and mix on low-speed until the butter is in pea-sized pieces, if using a food processor 5 pulses. Mix the eggs and heavy cream and quickly add them to the flour-and-butter mixture. Combine until just blended. Toss together the cheddar, dill, and 1 tablespoon or flour an add them to the dough. Mix until they are almost incorporated.

Dough ready to be rolled out.

Dough ready to be rolled out.












Dump the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead it for 1 minute, until the cheddar and dill are well-distributed. Roll the dough 3/4-inch thick. Cut into 4-inch squares and then in half diagonally to make triangles. Brush the tops with egg wash.

Cut ready to bake.

Cut ready to bake.









Bake on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for 20 to 25 minutes, until the outside is crusty and the inside is fully baked.

Savory Cheddar-Dill Scones

Savory Cheddar-Dill Scones


About Dish With Clarissa

Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

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  1. Reblogged this on Dishing it out with Clarissa and commented:

    A tasty savory scone!



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