Bread & Pastry Recipes

Parmesan Herb Scones

These savory little scones are delicious on their own or made into sandwiches filled with salami or prosciutto and our Pear Balsamic Chutney.

Makes about 12 Scones

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1½ teaspoons Culinary Mixed Herb Powder by Michele Ferrante* (More for garnish.)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1½ cups finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon cold heavy whipping cream, divided

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, rosemary, culinary herb powder, sea salt, and pepper, whisking well. Using a pastry blender or fingers, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles cornmeal. Add Parmesan cheese, stirring to blend. Add 1 cup cream, stirring until mixture comes together. (If mixture seems dry, add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture is uniformly moist.) Working gently, bring mixture together with hands until a dough forms.
  4. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently 4 to 5 times. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to a ¾-inch thickness. Using a 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut out scones and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops of scones with remaining 1 tablespoon cream.
  5. Garnish scones with a sprinkle of the culinary herb powder.
  6. Bake until edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean, approximately 20 minutes.

About Keli Sim DeRitis

Keli Sim DeRitis is an artist, designer, passionate cook, teacher, and tour guide. Keli founded Poggi Bonsi in 2001 to share her love of European travel, food, wine, and culture. Connect with me on Google+

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Keli Sim DeRitis is an artist, designer, passionate cook, teacher, and tour guide. Keli founded Poggi Bonsi in 2001 to share her love of European travel, food, wine, and culture.
Connect with me on Google+