My favorite savory scone recipe loaded with sharp cheddar cheese and shredded zucchini! Who knew veggies could taste this good!?
2 and 1/2 cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, VERY cold and cut into tiny pieces
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup (full-fat) sour cream
2/3 cup zucchini, grated and drained (see post or note below for further clarification)
3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated, divided
Preheat oven to 400°(F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat; set aside. In a large bowl mix together 2 1/2 cups of the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar.
Cut the butter into small cubes then quickly work it into the mixture (using your fingers) until it resembles a coarse meal.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and sour cream, then add to flour and butter mixture. In a small bowl combine remaining tablespoon of flour, grated zucchini, and a 1/2 cup of the cheese; toss to coat, then add to the scone mixture; gently fold them into dough with a spatula until combined.
Pour the shaggy dough out onto a clean, floured work surface and shape the dough (you will have to work/knead it quite a bit to get it together) into an 8-inch circle. Cut the dough into 8 wedges and carefully transfer them to the prepared sheet. Sprinkle the top of each scone with a little of the remaining cheese.
Bake for 22-24 minutes, or until cooked through and the tops are golden brown.
Scones are always best eaten the day of, but will keep, in an airtight container for 3 days. Scones may also be frozen for up to 2 months. Place them in a freezer safe bag and press all of the air out. When you're ready to reheat, preheat oven to 300 degrees, place the scones on a baking sheet, and bake until warmed through.
Serving Size1 scone
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Recipe by Baker by Nature at https://bakerbynature.com/zucchini-cheddar-scones/