Savory Caprese Scones
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • ¾ cup sour cream, cold
  • ⅓ cup chopped basil
  • ½ cup chopped sundried tomatoes
  • ¾ cup mozzarella cheese, pearls or cubes
  • 1 egg beaten for egg wash
  • coarse sea salt and cracked black pepper for topping
  • marinara sauce for dipping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and reserve.
  3. In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and black pepper. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter. Mixture will resemble coarse meal.
  4. In another bowl, combine egg, sour cream, and water. Beat lightly with a fork. Add to flour mixture, stirring with fork to make a shaggy dough. Add the basil, sundried tomatoes and mozzarella. Pour out onto a clean surface and knead about 10 to 15 times, until it just comes together.
  5. Pat out into a 1-inch thick circle. Use a pizza cutter to cut into 8 wedges. Transfer to parchment lined baking sheet, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping (optional).
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at http://www.lemonythyme.com/savory-caprese-scones/