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Walnut Cheddar Scones

Walnut Cheddar Scones

  • 11 ingredients
  • walnuts
  • Easy
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 tablespoons cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Diamond of California chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 4 green onion tops sliced
  • 1 - 11/4 cups cold half & half, divided
  • 1 egg yolk

The Steps

  1.  Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

2.  Combine the flour, the baking powder, the baking soda, the sugar and salt in a medium bowl using a whisk. Work the butter into the dry mixture using a bowl scraper or your fingers           until the mixture resembles coarse meal; using your fingers will create a more cake-like texture.

3.  Add the cheese, walnuts and green onions. Toss to coast with flour. Make a well in the center and pour in 1 cup half and half. Stir until the ingredients are just combined. If you notice it looks dry add another 1-2 tablespoons half and half.

4.  Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead 5 or 6 times. Roll the dough- You can also make rectangle scones by pressing the dough into an 9×6  rectangle and about 1 1/2 inches thick.

5.  Cut in half lengthwise. Divide each half into thirds and each third in half to create 12 triangle pieces. You can also roll into a disc shape and cut like a pie. (They will be a little less  uniform but still cute!)

6.  Place the scones on a baking sheet . Combine the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon half and half. Brush the tops of the scones and

7.  Bake until golden brown, about 16- 22 minutes.

RECIPE CONTRIBUTED BY @CHEFDPHILLIPS

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