Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cheddar Dill Scones- Barefoot Contessa

Happy Sunday! Are you recovering from a green beer induced hangover or maybe a corned beef food coma? I hope you had a great St.Patricks Day. It was raining here all day yesterday so I spent it cozied up on the couch and baking in the kitchen. How do you like to spend a rainy day? Maybe baking something with so much butter and cream that you vow to spend the rest of the week exercising? Such as these Cheddar Dill Scones....flaky, cheesy and oh so good.

Cheddar Dill Scones- Barefoot Contessa


  • 4 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 pound cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 4 extra-large eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1/2 pound extra-sharp yellow Cheddar, small-diced
  • 1 cup minced fresh dill
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water or milk, for egg wash


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine 4 cups of flour, the baking powder, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the butter and mix on low speed until the butter is in pea-sized pieces. Mix the eggs and heavy cream and quickly add them to the flour-and-butter mixture. Combine until just blended. Toss together the Cheddar, dill, and 1 tablespoon of flour and add them to the dough. Mix until they are almost incorporated.
Dump the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead it for 1 minute, until the Cheddar and dill are well distributed. Roll the dough 3/4-inch thick. Cut into 4-inch squares and then in half diagonally to make triangles. Brush the tops with egg wash. Bake on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for 20 to 25 minutes, until the outside is crusty and the inside is fully baked.

1 comment:

  1. i am drooling! these look amazing! thanks for sharing!