Monday, 19 December 2016

Courgette, Chive and Cheese Scones


Our vegetable garden is producing in abundance this summer and courgettes are being harvested daily...I grew a couple different varieties of summer squash this year and I actually have more than we could possibly consume!  
Thus, I have been selling and giving away surplus as well as using as much as possible in all our cooking...  I have many ideas for using up too many courgettes, but for now let me share my current favourite recipe for courgette, chive and cheese scones with you...


Courgette, Cheese and Chive Scones
 
240g Plain flour
10ml (2 tsp) baking powder
15ml (1 tbsp) brown sugar
2.5ml (1/2 tsp) salt
115g soft butter 
100g cheddar cheese
100g courgettes (zucchini), grated
15ml (1 tbsp) fresh chives, finely chopped 
180ml (3/4 cup) buttermilk or plain yoghurt

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
Cube butter and use your fingers to rub into the four
until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Stir in the grated cheese and courgette, finely chopped
chives and buttermilk.
Dust a clean surface with plain flour and turn scone mixture out.
Use your hands to gently pat into a large circle about an 2 inches in thickness.
Do not knead the dough too much.
Cut into triangles or use a cup dusted in flour to cut circles
from the dough, placing on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.

 {Note:  This recipe I adapted so that it would contain more courgette and less cheese.  I also omitted with garlic and used regular cheddar in place of the stronger Gruy√®re...}


Serve with butter and topped with homemade apricot jam...  We like ours with homemade preserved beetroot for a savoury variation...   

Enjoy this final week of Christmas preparations, sweet friends...
My sisters and I are off to choir practice this afternoon - we will be singing a few beautiful 
Christmas songs in church on Sunday...

With love and joy in Christ,
Kelly-Anne

7 comments:

Olivia Bell said...

Those look delicious! I wish I could come visit and try some, ha-ha!

I know singing Christmas songs in the choir must be exciting! {{smiles}} I hope you do very well, dear friend! {{smiles}}

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh my goodness, these look SOOO delicious! While zucchini is not in season now, I am quite tempted to make a visit to the store and buy some just to make these, they look soo good! I will save your recipe for sure... I can see why you keep making these over and over, pure delights :) Hugs to you today dear friend! Enjoy every precious moment of this season, and many hugs and love to all of your family :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh, don't these sound delicious! I've only ever made sweet scones before, but I love the idea of savory scones! I simply must make these sometime...thank you for sharing the recipe, dear Kelly-Anne!!!

Hope you all had fun at choir practice....aren't Christmas songs the best?? {{smiles}}

Wishing you a lovely Tuesday, my friend ♥ Love and hugs!

Alex said...

Oooh I will definitely keep this recipe! They look just lovely, and perfect for many different occasions. Courgettes are so useful a veg aren't they? I use a lot of them.
Thinking of you way over the other 'side' (if globes can have sides?!), enjoying warm days!
Whatever the weather, have a most blessed Christmas , dear Kelly-Anne.

Cheryl said...

I wish I could hear your singing Sunday. I am sure it will be so beautiful! And these scones look SO yummy! Thank you so much for sharing, sweet friend. God bless you and your family with a Merry Christmas!

God's Grace Overflows said...

Oh yum! These sound scrumptious!

I hope you are having a delightful week, Kelly-Anne!

Hugs,
Amy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I know you and your sisters will be singing lovely at Church services Sunday. Enjoy the days leading up to Christmas. God Bless you and yours.
Marilyn and family