Rocket, feta and red onion cheese scones

Home & Garden 28/07/2018

These are such good scones, either for morning tea, lunch or the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of soup. Makes 6-8 scones.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 50g fridge cold butter
  • 1 cup (100g) grated tasty cheddar cheese
  • 100g crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup small rocket leaves (wild rocket has better flavour)
  • just under 1 cup milk (2 millimetres below the rim of a measuring cup)

Method: 

Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).

Heat the oil in a small frying pan over a medium heat and cook the onion for about 10 minutes until tender and slightly crisp.

Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl.  Grate in the butter and then rub with your fingers until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.  Stir in the grated cheese, feta, onion, and rocket.

Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk.  Quickly mix with a knife until the mixture just comes together. Do not over mix as otherwise the scones will be tough.
Tip the dough out onto the bench, pat into a rectangle about 2cm thick.  Cut into shapes, place these onto a baking tray.  

Cook for 12-15 minutes until golden and firm to the touch.

Serve warm with butter.

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