My husband tells me that “it’s that time of the month” because I start baking with noticeable frequency, then devouring, lots of comfort food dishes. The other logical explanation would be that I could be pregnant, which is physically impossible. I don’t know what it is about the female body but like clock work, I go through this funky stage for a week in a half where all I want to eat is carbohydrates, chocolate, and drink coffee. Oh boy.
Well a couple months ago I guest posted on Etsy a recipe I came up with for savory scones made from roasted tomatoes, feta, and green onions. And wouldn’t you know it, today I was craving savory scones so I made them. I don’t know what it is about sav0ry scones that I love so much but let me tell you.. these scones are so good. Like eat almost three scones back to back, good. Like hide the rest of the scones in the cupboard to hold me over, good. Like don’t want to share with anyone and don’t care if it makes me look selfish, good. Light and fluffy, packed with flavor, and oh so pretty, these scones would be perfect to make this weekend or even for Mother’s Day.
When it comes to “that time of the month” don’t mess with me. Just let me bake and have my peace…. and the whole batch of scones.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- 4 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 1 egg slightly beaten
- 1 - 4 oz package feta cheese
- ¼ cup roasted red tomatoes, chopped (can be found in bulk in the olive bar at your grocery store) 2 green onions, finely sliced
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the flour, baking powder, garlic salt and butter in a food processor. Pulsate everything in 3-second intervals until the mixture resembles coarse meal. If doing this by hand, use 2 knives, a pastry blender or your fingers.
- Transfer everything to a large bowl. Stir in heavy cream and egg, mixing the dough by hand until it comes together. Add feta cheese, roasted tomatoes, and green onions. Gently mix the ingredients by hand until the savory ingredients are evenly distributed. On a floured surface, form a big dough ball. Flatten the dough into a 1 inch disk and cut it in 8 equal pieces. Bake for 15 minutes on a baking stone or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Remove scones from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack.