I was sifting through one of my regular blog rolls, Smitten Kitchen, and happened upon the most delicious sounding scones. If you know me, you know I LOVE jalapenos! Jalapeno pizza, jalapeno bagels, stuffed jalapeno peppers, jalapeno muffins, jalapeno dips, and on and on and on....
When I found this delicious scone recipe I had to make it, especially since it called for 2 jalapeno peppers.
While the scones were baking Ky quickly jumped off the couch and said "Mommy, mommy! Are you making macaroni and cheese??" I must admit these comfort scones definitely have a macaroni and cheese smell, especially since they have cheddar goodness baked inside!
Surprisingly both my girls adored these scones, which for me, was really surprising considering my oldest daughter hates heat or spice.
Jalapeno Cheddar Scones
Recipe Adapted from Smitten Kitchen via NYMag
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour + 1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons cold butter, diced (1 stick)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 pound sharp cheddar cheese (I used sharp cheddar and sharp white cheddar)
2 small jalapeno peppers, diced
Egg Wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a small skillet, melt the butter and saute the jalapenos until soft, about 2-3 minutes. Set aside and let cool. Combine the cool jalapenos and cheddar cheese in a small bowl and coat with 1 tablespoon flour.
Combine flour, baking powder, butter and salt into a food processor or, pastry blender, and pulse until mealy. Lightly whip the eggs and cream, and to the flour mixture. Using a spoon fold dough until it begins to come together, add the jalapeno cheddar mixture and mix until well incorporated.
Place the dough on a heavily floured surface and knead dough gently, for less ten one minute. Pat dough out to a 3/4-to-1-inch rectangle. Cut out 8 triangles or circles (with a circle cutter.) Combine the egg wash and brush the tops of the scones.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.