Scones are one of the English recipes that I love the most: easy to make but always delicious!
These are savoury with an Italian twist: I added some Gorgonzola cheese and crunchy walnut pieces and I served them with a slice of pear, a piece of cheese and a little honey…so yummy!!!
Gorgonzola and walnut scones
- For the dough
- plain flour: 240 grams
- big egg: 1
- butter cold cut into small pieces: 80 grams
- Gorgonzola cheese cut into small cubes: 60 grams
- walnut kernels roughly chopped: 50 grams
- baking powder: 2 tsp
- whole milk: 80/90 grams
- salt: 2 grams
- milk for brushing
- To serve
- gorgonzola or Brie: 200 grams
- pears: 2
- honey (as needed)
- butter (as needed)
- Put the flour, baking powder, salt and butter into a big bowl and start rubbing the ingredients with your fingertips. Once the mixture resembles rough breadcrumbs add the gorgonzola, the walnuts and the beaten egg, mix a little then start adding the milk and knead until you have a firm dough: don't overwork it, just knead to bring together the ingredients.
- Transfer the dough on a floured surface and pat it out with the hands to about 2,5 cm thick. Using a 5 cm round cutter cut out the scones without twisting the cutter otherwise the scones won't rise.
- Put the scones on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, brush the top with a little milk and bake into the preheated oven at 180ºC fan for about 12 minutes or until the scones rise and are golden.