Curried Gruyère Scones
These scones make great use of items you may already have in your pantry, like curry powder and dried chives (or fresh if you have them). This is an easy, forgiving dough, great for new and experienced bakers alike. The nutty, sweet flavors of Emmi Le Gruyère cheese are accented by the warm spices of curry powder. Served alongside your morning coffee, it’s a great way to start the day.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-2 teaspoons curry powder, depending on taste
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 cup shredded Emmi Le Gruyère cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives or scallions (or 1 tablespoon dried)
- Heat oven to 400F.
- Prepare either a baking sheet with parchment paper or a cast iron skillet greased with butter.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, curry powder, baking powder, black pepper and sugar. Use your fingers to quickly work butter into the flour mixture is crumbly with pieces pea size or smaller.
- In a small bowl, whisk the egg and milk together. Stir into the flour mixture until just combined. Mix in the cheese and chives or scallions.
- Turn dough out onto floured surface and press into a disc about 8 inches in diameter. Cut into 8 wedges. Place on prepared pan or skillet. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. If desired, grate a little extra Gruyère over top after removing from the oven. The scones are wonderful on their own, or served with peach or apricot jam.