Cheddar Parmesan Scones with Dill

Cheddar Parmesan Scones with Dill

I am apparently addicted to cookbooks, and Once Upon a Tart is one of the latest additions to my collection. This charming book sat sadly neglected on my overflowing shelf until I decided I wanted some inspiration for yet another scone recipe. I highly recommend this book, that includes lots of ideas for quick breads, sweet and savory tarts, condiments, unique sandwiches and also some fabulous soup and salad recipes. Informative, inspirational and enjoyable. If I ever make it to New York, I will be enlisting Frank and Jerome's services!

I've made these biscuits twice now, and I highly recommend you use fresh dill, extra old Cheddar cheese, fresh grated Parmesan cheese, and a good dose of cayenne pepper for optimal flavor. If you don't have a food processor, cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or with a knife and fork.

Cheddar Parmesan Scones with Dill

Cheddar Parmesan Scones with DillCheddar Parmesan Scones with Dill
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Adapted from Once Upon a Tart: Soups, Salads, Muffins and More
Published on February 15, 2010

Light and fluffy dinner biscuits with a surprising amount of flavor

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  • 2 2/3 cups unbleached soft white flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 2 cups fresh grated extra old Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat an oven to 400°.

  • Put the flour, baking powder, cayenne and salt in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the butter is reduced to small crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl.

  • In a small bowl, whisk the eggs together and then add the milk and whisk further. Add the cheddar, Parmesan and dill and whisk again.

  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the egg and cheese mixture. Stir until just combined.

  • Shape the dough into 1/2 cup portions and transfer to the baking sheet, leaving roughly 2 inches between each biscuit.

  • Bake for 20 minutes or so or until the biscuits are golden brown and cooked throughout. Cool on a wire rack and serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 12 biscuits

Cheddar Parmesan Scones with Dill

More scone recipes from Lisa's Kitchen:
Sun-dried Tomato Scones
Feta Olive and Sun-dried Tomato Scones
Cranberry Coconut Milk Muffin Scones
Cherry Cornmeal Scones

On the top of the reading stack: 660 CurriesCheddar Parmesan Scones with Dill by Raghavan Iyer

Audio Accompaniment: Shostakovich's Cello Sonata in D Minor


Priya said...

WOww such a droolworthy scones, looks yum!!

Choclette said...

Dill in scones - what an inspiration. Good old cheddar scones I know well but I bet the Parmesan and dill lift them to new and dizzy heights.

Beth said...

I've literally just watched Ina make some cheddar dill scones!!! Look lovely

Jacqueline said...

Mmmmm, Lovely and great as soup dunkers! I too like this combination of flavours, although I fight a constant battle finding cheddars that are strong enough for me. I just find one I like and it is discontinued. I like them real strong anf crumbly!

notyet100 said...

perfect with tea

organic baby cribs said...

My childhood favorite is now back! Scones are my favorite and my mom always makes some for us!

Johanna GGG said...

yum - these are just my thing - have savoury scones on my list at the moment

nice to see another of your recipes - hope you are doing well - and eating well - thanks for your comment

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing. Peace, Stephanie

Astra Libris said...

Ohhh my goodness, I am so obsessed with scones - I can't wait to try this gorgeous recipe!

Cynthia said...

Hey Lis, the scones are perfection!

RupaMohan said...

Wow..First time here...what a great blog you have..Instantly liked it...Will try your recipes soon.

Hadriana said...

Hi Lisa,
I love your blog. I would like to translate some of your recipes into the Dutch language and put them on my site. Of course I will mention that they are yours en I will link back to your site. Is that alright with you?

Rachel said...

Dill in scones...nice addition

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Wow !! wonderful dish

Bellini Valli said...

I absolutely adore savoury scones Lisa..these are a winner with the addition of dill.

Aparna said...

Your scones look lovely in the picture, very fluffy.
The others here like their scones sweet, but give me a savoury one anytime.

Kevin said...

Cheddar and dill work so well in baked goods like this. It's an amazing flavour combination.

eatme_delicious said...

I added Once Upon A Tart to my wishlist after your last post. ;) These sound amazing! I've been really into savoury scones recently.

Supriya Raman said...

Just lovely! This book is now on it's way to my cook book collection and the recipe is now in my favorites:)

Sara said...

OMG!!!! That is really all i can say!