Anyways, I'm not sure why, but I was dreaming of scones last night - so I dragged my carcass out of bed at 8:30 and got on the computer to search for a "perfect" recipe. I found today's deliciousness on Inspired, which is the website for Sobey's/IGA grocery stores. I switched up the recipe a bit, but here's what I came up with:
Rosemary Parmesan Scones
2 cups white flour
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
pinch of salt
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp liquid honey
1/4 tsp baking soda
optional: sugar flavoured with lavender
Preheat oven to 400degrees and prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, parmesan, baking powder, rosemary and salt. Using your fingers, rub the butter cubes into the flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse corn-meal.
In a large bowl, combine the honey, buttermilk & baking soda. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and just mix until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Turn out onto a floured surface and roll into a disk 3/4" thick.
Using a glass, cut out circles and arrange on your prepared cookie sheets. Optional: sprinkle the tops with lavender sugar (I saw this at Winners before Christmas and bought it with aspirations of making lavender short-bread). I did half and half because not everyone likes lavender!! Bake for 15 minutes and let cool on a rack.
|optional: sprinkle with sugar/lavender mixture|
Serve your little scones with butter or more golden liquid honey! Delicious!