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Allison's Chevre and Smoked Salmon Scones

Allison's Chevre and Smoked Salmon Scones 18.000

Domenica Marchetti

Say Cheese Dec 8, 2009

Allison Hooper uses her signature cheese -- chevre -- to flavor these savory scones. Cut them into traditional triangle shapes, or use a small round cookie cutter to make mini scones for a holiday buffet. Serve them with butter or fromage blanc.


Servings: 18

Yield: Makes 2-inch scones

Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour, plus more for the work surface
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 5 ounces chevre (goat cheese), crumbled
  • 3 ounces smoked salmon, chopped
  • 1/2 small bunch chives, snipped or chopped (3 tablespoons)
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1 small egg, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for brushing the scones

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to blend. Distribute the cubes of butter around the bowl and pulse until the butter is the size of peas. Add the crumbled chevre and process briefly to distribute it evenly. Add the salmon and chives; pulse briefly to combine.

Add the half-and-half and process just until the mixture comes together.

Lightly flour a work surface. Transfer the dough to the surface and pat it into a disk; use a rolling pin to gently create an even thickness of 3/4 inch. Use a small round cookie cutter to form 18 small (1 1/2 to 2-inch) scones, re-rolling the scraps as needed. Then arrange the scones on the baking sheet, placed at least 1 inch apart.

Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash. Bake for about 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.


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Recipe Source

Adapted from Hooper's "In a Cheesemaker's Kitchen" (Countryman Press, 2009).

Tested by Domenica Marchetti.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per scone: 146


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 9g 14%

Saturated Fat: 6g 30%

Cholesterol: 33mg 11%

Sodium: 341mg 14%

Total Carbohydrates: 11g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 5g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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