Whole-Wheat Jalapeño Cheddar Scones

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It’s getting more Autumny and I have been craving these scones something fierce! I can’t stop thinking about the crumbly edges slathered in butter with gooey cheese pockets and flecks and spicy and bright jalapeño. The best is the little bits of almost burnt cheese that gooshes out the sides and gets crispy.

Join me, and give these a try for weekend brunch.


Whole-Wheat Jalapeño Cheddar Scones
Print Recipe
Spicy and Cheesy Whole Wheat Scone recipe from Good and Cheap cookbook.
Servings
6 scones
Servings
6 scones
Whole-Wheat Jalapeño Cheddar Scones
Print Recipe
Spicy and Cheesy Whole Wheat Scone recipe from Good and Cheap cookbook.
Servings
6 scones
Servings
6 scones
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 oz cheddar diced
  • 1 jalapeno finely diced
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
Egg Wash
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place the butter in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  2. Turn the oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or lightly grease the pan if you don't have the paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Prepare your jalapeno and cheese. Cutting the cheese into cubes rather than grating it means you'll have pockets of gooey cheese that contrast nicely with the scone. If you want the spice of the jalapeno, leave the seeds and membrane; if you like it milder, remove them and chop up only the pepper itself.
  5. Remove the butter from the freezer and grate it directly into the flour mixture. (Use a cheese grater it's the best way to break up butter without melting it.) Using your hands, gently squish the butter into the flour until everything is incorporated but not smooth. The chunks of butter will create flaky scones. Add the jalapeno, cheese, eggs, and milk to the bowl, then use your hands to gently mix everything until it just comes together. It will probably be a little shaggy, but that's just fine.
  6. Sprinkle flour on a clean countertop and dump the dough onto it. Gently shape the dough into a disc about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut the dough into six triangles, like a pizza, and move them to the cookie sheet.
  7. In a small bowl, gently beat the egg for the egg wash. Brush it over the scones, then sprinkle salt and pepper over each one. Bake for 25 minutes or until the scones are golden brown.

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