Pesto Parmesan Scones
Pesto Parmesan Scones are the perfect side to a big salad for lunch or dinner. Serve with plenty of butter!
- 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3/4 cups cold butter, cut into pieces
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup prepared pesto
- 2/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Melted butter
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 15mins
Adapted from howsweeteats.com
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In large bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, pepper, baking soda and powder. Using your fingers, a fork or a pastry blender, cut in butter until it forms coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk, parmesan and pesto. Stir with a spoon until a dough forms, using your hands to bring it together. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently.
Divide in half and pat each into 7 inch round circles, cutting into 6-8 triangles each. You can also cut out round scones or form the dough into a rectangle and cut squares. Brush each scone with melted butter.
Bake for 12-14 minutes (wedges) or 9-11 minutes (rounds/squares). Top with butter pats.