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Savoury Cheese & Seaweed Scones Recipe

A uniquely Irish twist on the traditional scones recipe to mark St Patrick’s Day.  If you really don’t want to use seaweed, then try adding chopped chives or add a teaspoon of mixed herbs. These scones are delicious warm – straight out of the oven with a light spreading of butter. 

Makes: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 75g butter at room temperature, plus extra
  • for greasing
  • 225g self-raising ­ flour
  • 200g wholemeal ­ flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 30g strong Cheddar, grated
  • 1 handful of dried dillisk, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 250ml buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and grease it with a little butter.
  2. In a bowl, combine the ‑ ours, bicarbonate of soda, salt, pepper, cheese and seaweed.
  3. Rub in the butter until well combined. In a second bowl, beat one of the eggs together with the buttermilk. Pour this into the flour mixture and stir to combine well.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking tray.
  5. Beat the second egg with a few drops of water and use this to glaze the scones.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden, then cool on a wire rack before serving.

Per Serving 288kcals, 10.5g fat (5.9g saturated), 40.1g carbs, 3.1g sugars, 9.7g protein, 3.1g ­fibre, 0.387g sodium

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