Cheese Pepper Scones
Flavorful, peppery scones made with two types of cheese, Gruyère and cheddar.
6 tablespoons butter - divided use
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
- Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet and sauté chopped onion and chopped red bell pepper until soft; set aside.
- In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt, white pepper, and cayenne pepper. Cut in 4 tablespoons butter until coarse crumbs are formed. Stir in Gruyere cheese, cheddar cheese, the onion mixture, and milk; stir just to blend.
- On a lightly floured flat surface, form the dough into 12 rounds, flatten, and place on a greased baking sheet. Brush with milk.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
Makes 12 scones.