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Jalapeno and Pepper Jack Scones

by Emma on January 26, 2011

in Dinner

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Thoughts on scones:

Scones remind me of English ladies having afternoon tea. Of berries and cream. Of proper china adored by butterflies and flowers.

But these particular scones remind me of Truckers. Of dirt bikes and swear words. They are tough.

Tough scones. Because that just makes sense.

I served these along with black bean soup and it was a match made in heaven. Cheesy, spicy bread along with a filling healthy soup is such a great meal to share with your family!

Savoryscones
Jalapeno and Pepper Jack Scones, makes 6-8 scones

Ingredients: 2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 8 tablespoons cold cubed butter, 2 large eggs, 1/2 cup cream (I used half and half) 8 ounces cubed pepper jack cheese, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 2 jalapeno peppers

Take the seeds and veins out of the peppers, and dice. In a small sauce pan lightly saute the peppers in olive oil, then remove from heat and lay over a bed of paper towels to cool.

In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Using your hands, or a pastry blender, mix in the cold cubed butter until you have a nice crumbly batter. Now incorporate the cream and eggs. Knead in jalapeno bits and cubed cheese. Form a thick disk. Place on a baking sheet and slice into 6-8 triangles. Bake at 400 F for 20-25 minutes.

Adapted from Joy the Baker

xo. Emma

{ 17 comments }

Brandi January 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I’m going to try this combo over the weekend!

kate January 26, 2011 at 12:58 pm

gah now all i want to do is go home and make SCONES! savory and sweet ones! the best part is you can usually freeze the dough once you cut it into pieces and just cook a few at a time. i never do this, but you COULD :)

Jemellia January 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

OMG. This looks delicious! I must leave in seeds, though, I must!

Jacci Hall January 26, 2011 at 2:12 pm

this looks so good!
just a quick question, what is half and half?

Amy January 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I’m a huge fan of savory pastries and these look like no exception! Yum!

emma January 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Jacci Hall- “half and half” is a type of cream. it is commonly used in coffee. it is like heavy whipping cream but not quite as… well, heavy. :)

Marthaamay January 27, 2011 at 9:54 am

Hi Emma!
I have been trying out a few of your recipies recently, I hate cooking and am trying to be less scared of the kitchen! Thankyou for helping with your recipies.
I made some biscuits (the ones you piped out) I tried piping them but it was way too thick and disaster struck. They turned out alright, although any biccies I made always taste funny..
I have a question.. I want to make the veggie burgers you posted from June 9th, but you didn’t mention how best to cook them? Oven? Grill? Fry? And how long you found worked best, from fresh and frozen.. It would be very helpful if you manage to reply in time for my hunger striking! I’m going to blog about my cooking adventures and link back if that’s dandy with you?
Thanks Emma, keep baking!
Marthaa

Marthaamay January 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

hahaah! I typed reci-PIES!
Love those pies.

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries January 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm

It looks amazing… too bad I’m on a detox right now :D
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Lindsay Jewell January 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Oh, gosh. That looks so good. Coincidentally, we have all the ingredients in our refrigerator. Must be a sign.

Naomi Gomez January 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Hi emma,
I’ve been trying to contact you for a while but I don’t see an e-mail anywhere :( One of my dreams is to open a cozy little cupcakery and I have tons of questions. I’ve been doing my research and I tend to get discouraged with all the big cupcake stores like “sprinkles” that are popping up everywhere and I wanted to know how you did it!? I’ve been following your and your sister’s blog for a while and I absolutely love what you guys are doing. Hope to hear from you
Love, Naomi

Alison January 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Yum!!! I think you should organize your recipes on the side by food category. :) Also, did you ever post a dutch oven bread recipe? I thought you did but could not find it? I got one for Christmas and have been dying to try bread!

DaddyDonnie January 28, 2011 at 7:18 am

Oh, I loved these………….. They are so good………………….Please make more!

S. Violet Clark January 29, 2011 at 12:15 am

BIKER SCONES!! You crack me up, girl.

Louise January 31, 2011 at 1:34 pm

These sound truly amazing! I need to try these! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

frankie plum February 3, 2011 at 5:08 am

this looks so delicious – it reminds me of damper, an Australian bread. you bake it in the hot coals of a bonfire. i would love to try it with this, but i don’t think we have pepper jack cheese here. what could i substitute to get the same taste?

Jiji March 25, 2011 at 9:14 am

So, so, so good! Thumbs up from me and my husband. I will definitely be making these again.