Welcome to Friday Feast and the week before Thanksgiving. Our Thanksgiving will be a simple meal at home, but I can tell you there will be bread--bread stuffing and rolls.
This quote from Mother Teresa has always been a favorite of mine. My love for bread is endless--from rolls, brioche buns, biscuits, and savory scones. I'm definitely not picky either. Give me sourdough, wheat, rye, and/or pumpernickel warm from the oven, smeared with creamy butter. Delicious and pure bliss for me.
This scone recipe was a favorite of my father's. Since it's almost Thanksgiving, I was recalling how much he would enjoy these with our meals. He's been gone from this earthly realm for 16 years, but for some reason, I thought of him and his joy whenever I would make a batch.
These also make great mini turkey or ham sandwiches the day after a holiday.
CHEDDAR DILL JALAPENO SCONES
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon of dill weed
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut up
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 – 2 Jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped (OPTIONAL)
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk (I often substitute buttermilk)
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Put flour, baking powder, dry mustard, dill weed, and salt into a large bowl. Mix well.
Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers, until the mixture looks like fine granules.
Add cheeses and chopped jalapenos. Toss to mix.
Break egg into milk and beat with a fork to blend well. Pour into flour mixture and stir with a fork until a dough forms.
Turn out dough onto a lightly floured board and give 10 to 12 kneads. Cut dough in half. Knead each half briefly into a ball, turn smooth side up, and pat or roll into a 6-inch circle. Cut each circle into 6 wedges.
Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until medium brown.
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