I love spicy foods and jalapenos are one of my favorite peppers to use in cooking. We had an abundance of these little peppers in the garden so I decided to put some to use in this delicious Savory Cheddar-Jalapeno Scones recipe.
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One of the things I love most about this recipe is that it is made from simple, easy to find ingredients. I didn’t have to go all over the place looking for specialty items. Aldi’s is my favorite grocery store and they stock everything needed to make these scones.
Before I begin baking, I like to get everything I’m going to need prepped. Dice eight tablespoons cold butter and four ounces sharp cheddar cheese. Also, go ahead and mince three small jalapeno peppers.
Preheat your oven to 400°F. In a small skillet, saute the jalapenos in 1/2 tablespoon melted butter over medium heat. Cook the peppers, stirring often, until soft, about three minutes. Remove from the heat and allow the peppers to cool.
Meanwhile, combine two cups flour (minus one tablespoon for coating cheese), one tablespoon baking powder and one teaspoon salt together in a large bowl.
Add the diced butter to the flour mixture and use either a pastry blender or a fork to cut it in. Continue until you have pea sized butter pieces. Combine two eggs, lightly whipped, with 1/2 cup heavy cream. Add this to the butter/flour mixture and use a wooden spoon to mix until just combined.
When the jalapenos are cool, add them to the diced cheddar cheese. Coat with the remaining one tablespoon flour.
Add the jalapeno/cheese mixture to the dough and stir to combine. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface. Knead gently for about a minute. I love using my stones for baking scones.
Press or roll the dough out to about an inch thickness. Use a pizza cutter to cut the scone into eight triangular portions.
Beat the remaining egg with one teaspoon water to create an egg wash. Brush this over the top of the scone. Place in the oven and cook for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
These Savory Cheddar-Jalapeno Scones were delicious and surprisingly, not too hot! I have to admit, I would have liked a little more heat. I will definitely add more jalapenos next time! We enjoyed these for breakfast with fried eggs and fruit. What are your favorite scones? I’d love to hear about it below! Enjoy!
Above you will find some of the equipment I used while making this recipe. I love using my Pampered Chef stone for making scones and homemade pizza. I use it for baking cookies too! A good pizza cutter comes in handy for cutting scones into wedges. My Victorinox knives are my favorite and I reach for them first every time! A simple pastry blender makes quick work of working cold butter into flour. I’ve had this model for over a decade and it’s still working great!
Colleen’s Homemade Pizza is another great recipe to utilize your baking stones!