Monday, August 9, 2010
You might not believe it from reading this blog, but I would have a savoury rather than sweet tooth. I am far more likely to blow a diet on a packet of (salt and vinegar) crisps rather than a chocolate bar!
These scones won't blow any diets (other than Atkins!) - unless you serve them with lashings (Enid Blyton how are you!!) of cream cheese!!! They are light and have a perfect texture, they would be wonderful served with soup or salad. I really enjoyed them with a (tiny!) knob of butter and a cup of coffee.
They (predictably) come from Harry Eastwood's book, although I have changed the recipe to suit: what was available (Parmesan for Pecorino), taste (son # 1 doesn't like chives) and diet (walnuts were unnecessary calories!) and this is how they ended up:
250g spelt flour
40g grated Parmesan
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bread (bicarb) soda
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 tbsp honey
220g finely grated courgettes
1 tbsp milk
Preheat oven to 200 C
Line a baking tray with baking paper
Put flour, cheese, baking powder, bread (bicarb) soda and pepper into the food processor and mix.
Add the courgettes and honey and pulse until almost fully combined.
Run a knife around the edge and pulse to form a dough.
Remove to a floured surface and roll out to 4 cm thickness.
Using a cutter (or glass) cut out your scones, be sure to press down and not twist.
Place on the baking sheet and lightly brush with some milk.
Bake in the top of the oven for 15 -20 minutes (until golden and well risen)
Fantastic served while still warm.
Waaaaaay better than a packet of crisps!!!