Truffle Cheddar Cheese and Chive Scones

I don’t know about you, but we were getting tired of the ‘lockdown baking’; the endless banana bread, am I right?! 

Why not try our Truffle Cheddar Cheese in your baking?

These Truffle Infused Cheese and chive scones will make great additions to your carpet picnic or spice up your Sunday afternoons. 

These are unlike any ordinary cheese scone - with the addition of truffle comes a new world of flavours and aromas. They bring out the earthy, mushroom flavour of the truffle with the tang of fresh chives. The best is the crispy, golden cheese on the tops - irresistible crunch.

We recommend these scones to be enjoyed with lashings of butter whilst still warm. Or why not add more Truffle Infused Cheese to satisfy your cheese cravings! Paired with a classic brew or for the fancy days -sparkling dry white wine, prosecco or champagne! 

Happy baking!

 

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Golden cheese scones spread across a wire cooling tray. In the centre is the Truffle Cheese wax truckle packaging. One cheese scone on the left has been opened, showing the heavy flecks of me
Golden cheese scones spread across a wire cooling tray with a red tea towel in the background. One cheese scone on the left has been opened, showing the heavy flecks of truffle and lashings o


Serves 6 Scones

You will need:
 

  • Rolling pin
  • 25.5 x 30cm tray
  • 6cm flutter cutter
  • Pastry brush



Ingredients:

 

  • 175g - Self raising Flour
  • 75g - Truffle Infused Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 -3 TBSP Buttermilk
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 25g Butter
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • Handful of Finely chopped Fresh Chives



Topping:

 

  • Handful of grated Truffle cheese 
  • 2 TBSP Milk for brushing on top



Directions:

 

  1. Preheat oven 200C
  2. Sift flour - make sure you hold it high so you get lots of air into the flour!
  3. Add salt and cayenne pepper and mix
  4. Rub in butter with fingertips until all crumbly
  5. Mix in grated Truffle Infused Cheddar Cheese along with fresh, chopped chives.
  6. In a jug or separate bowl, combine eggs and buttermilk together
  7. Add egg buttermilk mixture slowly to the crumbly flour butter mixture - 

    Tip: Stir together with a knife first then with hands.
     
  8. Make sure the dough is smooth, leaving the bowl clean. Add ½ tsp of buttermilk if too dry. - 


    Tip: Don’t overwork your dough, this will make them too heavy.
     

  9. Dust surface with flour and roll out your dough to around 2.5cm thickness - Careful not to be too thin!
  10. Using a floured dusted flutter cutter, cut 6 scones out.
  11. Place on top of baking parchment on a baking tray.
  12. Brush tops with buttermilk and sprinkle Truffle Infused Cheddar Cheese with a dusting of cayenne pepper on top
  13. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until the scones are risen and golden brown.
  14. Place on wire cooling rack - if you can't wait, pry open and smoother with rich butter, and enjoy!

     
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