Savory Scallion and Cheese Scones

Savory Scallion and Cheese Scones

Savory Scallion and Cheese Scones

1 cup (230 g) cottage cheese

4 tablespoons milk, plus more for brushing on top

2½ cups (320 g) all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

¾ teaspoon salt

â…› teaspoon black pepper

6 tablespoons (80 g) unsalted butter, chilled and diced

3 scallions, green and white parts, thinly sliced (about ½ cup sliced)


Preheat oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner. Puree the cottage cheese and milk together until smooth in a blender or food processor; set aside. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a fork or using two butter knives until it looks like coarse meal. Add the scallion and stir in the cottage cheese/milk puree. (The dough should come together, but not be too wet; if the dough is still too crumbly, you can add milk a little at a time until it comes together.) Shape the dough into a ball, then flatten it into a disk; wrap it in plastic wrap and chill 10 minutes in the freezer. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll or press the dough out to a circle about 7 to 8 inches in diameter and ¾ inch thick. Use a floured 2½ inch round cookie cutter to stamp out the scones, then gather up the dough scraps and repeat as necessary (you should get about 8 to 10 scones). Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet, lightly brush the tops with a little milk, and bake until puffed and light golden brown on top and bottom, about 14 to 16 minutes. Serve warm. (Leftover scones will keep for a couple days in an airtight container at room temperature; you can reheat them in the microwave before serving.)

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