|Savory scones with goat cheese, chives, garlic, and capers!|
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These scones were really easy and fast to make, especially when you have all the ingredients in the house. I knew I was going to omit the pork and was hoping that the recipe would still work without substituting something else for it. It did!
I always like to play with recipes and change things up, and so I did. For starters, I used this small log of goat cheese I had. It had all sorts of yummy herbs and garlic in it already. I also tweaked the recipe a little bit to make it a less rich (aka fewer calories). You can find the rest of my changes at the bottom of the blog post.
|Everything is ready to be mixed together.|
|Made 12 smaller scones.|
|Brushed the scones with milk. Now they're ready for the oven.|
|After only 15 minutes in the oven, they were ready.|
|Look at that soft and fluffy interior, chock full of yummy goodness. Bon appetit!|
- My husband is not a big fan of overly buttery baked items. With that in mind, I made a few tweaks to make them "hubby-approved". We ate them while still warm and he liked them. He gave them a 8.5 out of 10 rating (they were buttery but not buttery, he said).
- The scones smelled good before even going into the oven. I knew they were going to be good. They rose beautifully in the oven and had a lovely golden brown color. When they cooled a bit, I picked one up and I was surprised at how light it was. When I broke it open to take a peek at the inside, there was another surprise: they were so moist and tender. I had to take a bite. The crunch from the outside and the soft and tender inside made my mouth do a happy dance. And the flavors... oh! So good!
- Instead of making 8 large scones, I decided to divide the dough in half and make 12 smaller scones. That's still too much for the two of us, so I froze the rest. Guess what we're having with our big bowl of soup tonight? :o)
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- The original KAF recipe can be found here. My changes can be found below.
Goat Cheese, Chives, Garlic and Capers Scones
(adapted from a King Arthur Flour recipe)
- 2 cups (8 1/2 ounces) bleached All-Purpose Flour
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick, 2 ounces) cold butter
- 4 ounce log of goat cheese with herbs and garlic
- 1/3 cup (about 1/2 ounce) snipped fresh chives
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup capers, chopped
- 2-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped (about 1 teaspoon)
- 1/2 cup (4 ounces) sour cream
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (7 ounces) 1% milk (mix with sour cream first), or enough to make the dough cohesive
- Milk, for brushing