Wasabi Scones

You fancy baking something.. but you don’t fancy cookies or cupcakes (what?? never!). This recipe is your answer. Also, it is unusual and interesting and can be adapted to include your favourite cheese. I used (and adapted) a recipe from a book called 500 cookies, biscuits and bakes.

You will need:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 and a 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder. If you use mustard paste and you quite like the taste of mustard, then I’d suggest adding more than 1/2 a teaspoon.
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, chilled and diced
  • 3/4 cup grated wasabi cheese (or whichever cheese you’re using)
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten

Preheat the oven to 230 degrees

Put the flour, baking powder, mustard powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the butter and rub into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Stir in half a cup of the cheese

Make a well in the centre and add the milk and egg. Stir in with a wooden spoon until you make a soft dough.

Turn the dough on to a lightly floured surface and roll it out. Cut it up into squares/circles/heart shapes. Brush lightly with milk and sprinkle the remaining grated cheese on top.

Leave to sit for 15 minutes before baking for another 15 minutes or until the edges start turning golden.

They tasted quite good warm but better cold in my opinion. They could also be served with a dip.

Photos by Raphael Borg Ellul Vincenti.

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