Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Cornmeal Cheddar Scones

Not all scones have to be sweet you know. ;-)

Cornmeal Cheddar Scones

1 1/2 cups Baking Mix
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons cold butter cut into chunks
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
Cayenne pepper for dusting the tops

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, stir together Baking Mix, cornmeal and sugar. Cut in butter until it resembles small peas. Stir in shredded cheese. Make a well in the center. In a separate bowl, combine egg and buttermilk; mix well. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and mix lightly until incorporated. Do not overmix.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for 4 or 5 turns. Roll or pat dough into a circle 7 inches in diameter. Cut into 6 wedges and place on a baking sheet. Make sure to leave enough room between the scones as they will rise a bit and spread out. Brush the top of each scone with a little milk and sprinkle with cayenne pepper.
Bake at 375 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes until golden brown.

These sold really well today at the Farmer's Market. Actually, everything did, which is always a good thing when dealing with perishable products! I only ended up with five muffins leftover. Can you say Sunday morning breakfast?!? LOL!!  
Sharing with Farmgirl Friday and Farm Fresh Friday on Saturday!


Nancy Claeys said...

Pass the butter please! :)

nancy said...

Those look like they'd be good stuffed with ham, or with some tortilla soup!

MamaTea said...

Before I was married, I worked as a baker in a coffee shop and I made a ton of scones...but they were all sweet. Thanks for a recipe that finally breaks that mold! Looks delicious!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Looks delicious! Funny, you do only see the sweet ones in the bakeries. I make some for St Pat's that are not sweet either.

Kristina said...

Yum! Those look delicious.

larkspur funny farm said...

They sound and look so yummy - Thank you for sharing..

Jennifer said...

Look so good :)

SweetLand Farm said...

WHAT!? A scone doesn't have to be sweet?? I'm sure I must have miss read that! hehe
looks good just the same!

Sall's Country Life said...

Too bad I wasn't at your Farmer's Market, you would've gone home empty! These sound great with about anything!! Thanks for linking up with Farm Fresh Friday!!