Thermal Scones - great for warming up cold crew
Ever looked for recipes that fit the ingredients left in the fridge? I haven’t. All my recipes come straight from a place of divine inspiration and are planned I tell you, planned.
So when I sniffed the cheddar cubes at the back of the coolbox and glimpsed the limp green onions folded next to them, it was not ‘practicality’ raising its ugly head, but rather Bastet shooting a bolt of her brilliance earthward, lancing me delicately between the parietal lobes. I dictated to the Can Opener immediately.
Here forthwith is my received genius:
- Total time to prepare: 5-10 min to mix, 10 min per tray in the oven
- # Servings: 20 two-inch scones
- Level of difficulty: Even my First Mate, the Can Opener, can do it
Into the Dry Ingredients Bowl
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- all the cheese you got – the more the better. 1 cup is good. Cut into cubes is cheesiest.
- ½ cup chopped green onions (shallots) or leeks or even white onions
Into the Wet Ingredients Bowl
- 1/2 cup margarine or oil or butter
- 1 cup milk
- Pre-heat the oven.
- Mix everything in the dry bowl.
- Mix everything in the wet bowl.
- Grease a baking tray.
- Dump the wet bowl in the dry bowl and mix everything together.
- Drop the batter by spoons onto the tray.
- Bake at 230°C (450°F) for 10-12 minutes.
- Serve warm.
Tasty Options: Add a few chopped herbs if your crew has been trained to enjoy this (a teaspoon is enough for a whole batch). Fresh is best, I have a real nose for finding rosemary bushes when ashore and instruct the Can Opener to load up whenever possible. Thyme and sage work well too.
Thermal Cheese Onion Scones are great for warming up cold crew as they (the scones) keep coming out of the oven piping hot.
Got any favourite cheeses and/or herbs and/or options that you've added to savoury scones?
(transcribed by the Can Opener)
Note: Most cats are lactose intolerant. They love cheese, treats are good - but they shouldn’t be carving out a new daily food group for it. Captain Cat, on the other hand, is unique. He can eat anything, anywhere, anytime. Bring it on.