You know what we’re missing in America? Daily tea and scones. While I can’t recreate holding Koalas and plunging into the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, I can make scones happen, easily. And so can you! Bringing a little English flavor to my Manhattan apartment…While most scones are sweet, I thought we’d try something savory– Cheddar-Spinach scones. The perfect starter for a mid-summer dinner.
Set out 2/3 of a stick of cold butter on the counter. Leave it there, but don’t forget about it. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 3/4 cups of flour with 1 tablespoon of baking powder and 1 tablespoon of salt. Stir lightly. Then, add in 3 cups of grated cheddar cheese. If you’re not looking to freshly grate your cheese, no biggie! Just buy some pre-grated cheese, like I did.
With your counter-warmed butter, slice into your dry mixture. Add 1 cup of milk and 1 egg. Then, using a handheld mixer, beat away! Your dough should be crumbly.
To the side, finely chop 1.5 cups of fresh spinach. Add the spinach to your dough, and knead in evenly. Next, form the dough into small balls, placing on an oiled baking sheet. Depending on the size of your dough balls, you can make 8-10 beautiful, cheesy scones.
For a gorgeous, finishing touch, apply an egg wash (egg white plus water, beaten together) to the tops of the dough balls. Bake for 15 minutes at 425°, or until golden brown. Enjoy!
While this recipe is far from healthy, think like Popeye and use it to get some all-essential Iron. Buttery, cheesy and oh-so-simple, you’ll be make these every Sunday from here on out. (Also, there’s no limit to what you can add to your scones!)