Like most people I long for comfort food on cold days. Whether it is rain or snow I love a dinner made of homemade soup accompanied by fresh bread or buns. One of our family favourites is Cheddar Cheese Scones, a recipe by one of my favourite Canadian Chefs, Chef Michael Smith. These scones are easy, flaky and delicious.
Chef Michael Smith’s Cheddar Cheese Scones
|Dough shaped and ready to be cut|
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1.5 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
|Scones on the tray ready to be cooked (I chose a thicker scone than the recipe)|
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Celsius.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Add cheddar and stir.
- Add cream and stir until the mixture just comes together.
- Knead the dough a few times.
- Pat the dough into a flat round about one inch thick and cut into eight wedges.
- Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.
The recipe can be found on The Food Network.