DOUBLE WALNUT SCONES

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

I love scones! Love having these with a cup of hot tea in the afternoon, especially on a cold day. Comfort food at its best!
Recipe & photo: bhg.com


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Serves:

16

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
walnuts
2 1/4 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
cold butter (1 stick)
1 c
gruyere cheese, shredded (4 oz.)
1/2 tsp
dried thyme, crushed -- or -- 1-1/2 tsp. snipped fresh thyme
1
egg, lightly beaten
1 c
buttermilk
1 Tbsp
honey
1 Tbsp
dijon mustard
shedded gruyere cheese, chopped walnuts, and snipped fresh thyme (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place 1-1/4 cups walnuts on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until toasted. Coarsely chop 1 cup of the walnuts. Finely grind remaining walnuts; set aside. Increase oven temp to 375.
2
In a large bowl combine flour, finely ground walnuts, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in the Gruyere, 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, and thyme.
3
Make a well in the center of this mixture. In a bowl combine egg, buttermilk, honey, and mustard; add all at once to the flour mixture. Stir with a fork just until moistened.
4
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead by folding and gently pressing it for 10 to 12 strokes or until nearly smooth. Divide in half. Pat or lightly roll each half to a 3/4-inch-thick circle, about 6 inches in diameter. Cut each circle into 8 triangles.
5
Place triangles 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
6
Transfer scones to a cooling rack. If desired, top with more cheese, walnuts, and thyme. Serve warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: English
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #cheese, #honey, #walnuts