Friday, January 30, 2009

Pesto and Parmesan Cheese Scones (Carla)

2 cups flour
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter, chilled
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk
pine nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F
In a large bowl stir together first four ingredients. Cut in cold butter. In a glass measuringcup measure 1/4 cup milk. Whisk in egg. Add enough pesto to make 3/4 cup. Add to flour mixture and mix slightly. The trick to making these is to not overmix them. Mix it slightly, then dump onto the counter. Kneed only until dough just comes together - it will still be pretty crumbly. Shape into an 8 inch circle. Cut into 8 triangles. brush the top with some milk and press in a few pine nuts to the top of each scone. Place on baking sheet and bake for 7 minutes. Turn sheet and bake another 7 minutes. They should be slightly brown and firm to the touch. Serve warm.

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