Scones are one of the easiest types of quick bread to make so over the next couple of weeks we’re going to share two of our favourite scone recipes – one savoury, and one sweet! These Cheddar Chive Scones are the perfect savoury scone to highlight the fresh spring chives that are springing up.
This recipe is very quick to put together and makes 8 pieces. They are the perfect scone to serve with soup or salad or to eat all by themselves with some butter. We dare you to eat only one!
Cheddar Chive Scones
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt (increase to 1/2 tsp if using unsalted butter)
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup cold butter, grated*
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 3/4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 tbsp chives, choped
- Preheat oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix together well.
- Combine the grated butter and wet ingredients in a small bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and combine to form a shaggy dough.
- Fold in the cheddar cheese and chives.
- Turn out dough onto a floured surface and form into a circle 6-8" in diameter and about 1-1.5" thick. Cut into 8 pieces and transfer to baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes and remove from oven when they have a golden brown bottom.
- If the dough seems to dry, feel free to add a splash more of buttermilk.
- *Use a cheese grater to grate the butter to more evenly distribute it throughout the dough
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Having a go-to potluck worthy salad in your repertoire in always a great idea. Not only can you prepare it in a pinch but if you always have the required ingredients in your kitchen, you can make it any time you need. This spinach salad with a raspberry dressing is packed with flavour and contains many ingredients that you may already have on hand in your kitchen.
This salad is also incredibly versatile and can be made with any combination of veggies you might find in your fridge. The dressing we created for this salad is made using pureed raspberries, making it 400% fancier than any other dressing you could buy at the store! We always have frozen raspberries in our freezer and combined with a few other pantry staples you can create a restaurant worthy dressing in a split second!
Spinach Salad with Raspberry Dressing
This spinach salad with a raspberry dressing is packed with flavour and contains many ingredients that you may already have on hand in your kitchen.
Mash up raspberries to form a puree. Combine in a mason jar with the other dressing ingredients and set aside.
Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl.
Shake up your dressing to ensure it's mixed and serve it with the finished spinach salad.
- You can add or substitute any of the vegetables in the salad for what you have available in your fridge.
- Feel free to roast the pecans before adding them to your salad.
- Store your leafy greens properly to get the most out of them.