Jalapeño Cheddar Scones

Jalapeño Cheddar Scones

Biscuits and scones are a big favorite in my household and I am always on the lookout for new ideas. Regular readers will know I like some spice in my life and so I immediately bookmarked this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I have so many bookmarked recipes and cookbooks and never can seem to keep up, but I am certainly glad I baked up these little delights. I served these delicious scones with a cheesy Greek mac and cheese dish.

Jalapeño Cheddar Scones

Jalapeño Cheddar SconesJalapeño Cheddar Scones
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Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
Published on March 16, 2010

Easy, soft savory Cheddar cheese scones speckled with colorful little pieces of fresh jalapeño pepper — ideal for serving with dinner or as a snack

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 to 25 minutes

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  • 2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh grated extra-old Cheddar cheese
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced
  • pinch of cayenne
  • Preheat an oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease the baking sheet with butter.

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or a knife and fork until the butter is reduced to small crumbs.

  • Beat the eggs together with the cream and pour into the flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Fold in the Cheddar, jalapeños and a pinch of cayenne pepper.

  • Shape into roughly 1 1/2 inch rounds and transfer to the baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 10 scones

Jalapeño Cheddar Scones

More savory biscuits and scones you will be sure to enjoy from Lisa's vegetarian kitchen:
Cheddar Parmesan Scones with Dill
Cheddar Dill Beer Biscuits
Raisin Cranberry Tea Biscuits
Whole Wheat Tea Biscuits

On the top of the reading stack: Pure and Simple: Homemade Indian Vegetarian Cuisine by Vidhu Mittal

Audio Accompaniment: Shutov Assembly by Brian Eno


Indhu said...

these look soft and fluffy... and I love the specks of green :)

Astra Libris said...

I too love the bits of green - and the lovely dashes of spice! :-)

Meeta K. Wolff said...

oooh i like the fieriness of these scones. yum!

Johanna GGG said...

I never can cope with as much spice as you but I love your scones and biscuits and am hoping to try this recipe with a bit less spice - am quite interested in the cream in these scones as well as all the lovely cheese

Ricki said...

Those sound like the perfect mix of rich, tender and spicy--the type of biscuit I love. (Well, anything spicy, I love!). And I know what you mean about not keeping up with recipes--I'm bookmarking this one, and hope I get to adapt it asap!

Unknown said...

I am not a chilli lover....but that scones look so beautiful and tempting will surely try it with out the jalapeno..:)

CurryLeaf said...

Always Love the combo of jalapeno and cheddar.The scones look beautiful and extremely cheesy.

Ivy said...

These scones sound wonderful.

Meena said...

Scones look awesome and tasteful...havent yet tried scones...your recipe seems easy to follow...thnx for sharing!

tasteofbeirut said...

I love jalapeño peppers and have been known to make a half gallon of salsa with a lot of those! But I have never tried scones or biscuits and it does look good especially with that cheddar cheese!

Parita said...

Delicious scones! rich and fluffy!

Pari Vasisht said...

Love the combo in the scones and yes Vidhu Mittal is one of my favorites too.

PranisKitchen said...

a snack with Jalapeno...looks so delicious

eatme_delicious said...

Oh my goodness!! Scones plus Greek mac and cheese for dinner?? That sounds seriously amazing.

Spice Rack said...

That is unique design and it looks so sweet. I love cheese and I want to eat Jalapeno Cheddar Scones whole.