I woke up last Saturday feeling slightly hungover and seriously hungry. I knew I needed something hardy and carb-y to soak up the delightful mix of wine, champagne, and whiskey that I had drank the night before, but I also needed my food to taste great and fancy cuz what I really wanted was brunch, but was too tired to leave the apartment. I remembered recently seeing a recipe on Tastemade for scone breakfast sandwiches and decided to make my own version.
These scones are flaky, buttery, and subtly cheesy. Elevated by the addition of fresh and dry herbs, they make the perfect base for a breakfast sandwich, but are also delicious on their own because they are sooooo flavorful. I topped mine with avocado and a fried egg. Sterls had his with butter. You truly can't go wrong no matter how you serve 'em. And, like always, they are easy as hell to make.
Yields: 4 scones
Cook Time: 20 minutes
• 1 cup all purpose flour
• 1.5 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/4 cup butter, cubed
• 1/2 tbsp sugar OR 1 tsp stevia
• 1.5 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
• 1 tsp dried thyme, finely chopped
• 1 heaping tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
• 1 heaping tbsp grated parmesan cheese
• 8 tbsp almond milk (adds a great mild nutty flavor, but dairy milk would be just fine)
• Parchment paper
Optional toppings: avocado, fried egg, jam (salty & sweet, hellooo), mo' butta, etc.
• Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
• In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar/stevia, parsley, and thyme. Using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour until the butter is incorporated and the flour mixture is flaky. It's ok to leave small chunks of butter.
• Add 7 tbsp of almond milk (you'll use the remaining tbsp later) and knead into the flour to form a dough. Onto a floured surface, pat the dough out to about a quarter inch thick. Use a cookie cutter or the rim of a drinking glass to cut out 2.5" discs, and place onto your lined baking sheet.
• Brush with the remaining almond milk and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
*A trick to knowing if your scones are done is to tap them at the center. If they sound hollow, they're done!
Hi! I'm Shantal.