FRESH HERB-OLIVE OIL SCONES
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon double acting baking powder
1/4 coarsely grated fresh parmesan or aged gouda cheese
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup olive oil
1 large egg
2 tsps lemon juice
1 small clove minced fresh garlic
about 10 chives, snipped into 1/2" lengths
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh marjoram, thyme, or oregano (optional)
Heat oven to 375 F.
Mix flour, baking powder, cheese, and pepper in one bowl.
In another, whisk together buttermilk, oil, egg, lemon juice,
garlic, chives and basil until well blended.
Scrape herb mixture into flour. Stir with a spoon until a soft
Give 10-15 kneads on a lightly floured surface. Gather into a ball
and cut in half. Place both halves on a cookie sheet and roll and
pat each into an 8" round. Cut each circle into 8 wedges (cut
almost all the way through dough, but not quite -- basically, you're
Bake 15-20 mins until lightly browned.