Cheddar + Chive Scones

Cheddar and chive scones
My love of cooking started a while back, in high school to be exact!

I always new I loved to be in the kitchen, but after taking a Food and Nutrition class I knew with (A LOT!!) of  practice, it was something I could actually be good at!

I remember one day in class we made scones, they were so flaky and surprisingly delicious! I kept the recipe and tweaked it a bit over the years. They taste just as good today as they did back then. ( Dare I say even better!)

Cheddar and chive scones
When I make them I’m brought back to my highs school days every single time. It seems sooooo long ago and then I feel like an old lady, and promptly use these scones to eat my feelings…. lol!

  • 2 1/2 Cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Cup butter (cubed)
  • 3 eggs (2 for the dough, one for egg wash)
  • 2/3 Cup butter milk
  • 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 Cup chopped chives or green onions

preheat oven to 375

  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in your butter using a fork.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together your eggs and buttermilk. Add to your flour mixture, stirring until just combined.
  3. Stir in your cheddar and chives, dough will feel sticky.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, knead your dough lightly.
  5. Cut dough in half, and roll both halves into balls.
  6. Roll each ball into a circle 3/4 of an inch thick. Cut each circle into 4 triangles.
  7. Whisk your last egg, and brush on top of your cut dough.
  8. Place your scones on a greased baking sheet and let rest of 10 mins.
  9. Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown.

Serve warm with some butter, your favorite soup, stew or chowder!

Enjoy!

Fran

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Girl’s Night Out – Bistro 67

Every now and then, this mama needs a little break!

Time away from the kids is definitely necessary for me to recharge. It really doesn’t happen often, but when it does you can bet great food and amazing company make the night even better!

I was lucky enough to get to spend a night at Bistro 67 with some amazing local bloggers, to experience their new wine and cheese Thursday nights! On that night you can enjoy a delicious cheese board and two glasses of local feature wine for $25 plus tax!

Bistro 67 is an amazing and unique local hidden gem.

The meals are prepared by the Durham College Culinary students and guests are served by the hospitality students. Their menu is based on their Field to fork philosophy, using the over one acre of land located beside the facility to grow amazing produce. The restaurant is open year round and the menu reflects the changing seasons and flavors !

We were served a delicious Creekside white wine and I cant even begin to tell you about the cheese board!

A delicious mix of cheeses including Parmesan, bocconcini and spicy feta cheese.  The pickled veggies, raspberry compote and zucchini relish were amazing! Can we talk about the bread!!! OMG! The freshly made bread was so good, we couldn’t get enough! (Serioulsy, we asked for seconds… and thirds…)

After dinner we were even treated to a tour of the kitchen, where we got to see our food being made first hand! It was awesome to see the students at work, mastering their craft!

A night filled with great company, many laughs and a belly food of delicious food. Could anyone ask for more?

Thank you Bistro 67 for an amazing  night!

Local friends, checking this restaurant out is a must!

you can thank me later!

xo,

Fran