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Scone Sale- Tomato and Blue Cheese

Scone Sale- Tomato and Blue Cheese

With the green color of gorgonzola and the red of tomatoes, this is a Christmas-y snack scone.
If you have this with wine, it will feel like you are at a bistro.

Ingredients: 8~10 mini scones 4~5 cm in diameter

★Cake flour
100 g
★Bread (strong) flour
100 g
★Baking powder
1 teaspoon
★Salt
A pinch
Chilled butter (or olive oil)
50 g
☆Honey
1 tablespoon
☆Yogurt (you can also use a soy milk or milk+a bit of vinegar if you don't have yogurt)
100~120 ml combined
Blue cheese
30 g
Partially dried tomatoes
2 heaping tablespoons finely chopped
Walnuts or pine nuts, if desired
30 g

Steps

1. Mix the ★ dry ingredients together.
2. Put the butter into the bowl with the dry ingredients, and sprinkle it with the flour. Hold a whisk straight up and down, and break up the butter into small bits by hitting the butter repeatedly with it.
3. Once the mixture is crumbly, add the chilled ☆ ingredients. (Try adding milk a bit at a time if it doesn't come together.)
4. Add the dried tomatoes and blue cheese, and mix with cutting motions with a spatula (the dough in the photo is made using whole wheat flour).
5. Stop mixing after it has blended to a certain point, bring together into one ball with your hands. (It will be crumbly at first, but will gradually come together.)
6. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 20~40 minutes. (You can shorten the time when you are in a hurry.)
7. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions and stack on top one another, then roll out with a rolling pin, and continue folding it on top of itself 3 more times.
8. Finally, roll out to 2 cm thick with a rolling pin, and cut out shapes with a small cup. Bake in an oven preheated to 390°F/200°C for 15-20 minutes and it is done!
9. When making in a food processor: freeze the butter, place together with ★ into the food processor, and blend until it is finely crumbled.
10. Give the blender a quick spin until the flour becomes smooth like panko, then add chilled ☆ ingredients, and pulse repeatedly.
11. Add dried tomatoes and cheese once the flour begins to lump together, and give it another spin. Stop immediately once the dough comes together, and place into a plastic bag.
12. After letting the dough sit in the fridge, roll out and cut shapes out just like in Step 8, bake in an oven preheated to 390°F/200°C for 15~20 minutes, and it is done!

Story Behind this Recipe

This is made with blue cheese, dried tomatoes, and honey .
This golden combination is crispy and fluffy, this makes scones that are similar to pie crust.