This month’s theme for Recipe Redux has been to share a story of treasured cookware and a healthy recipe to go with it. After a bit of foraging in the park and using some cute teaspoons I’ve whipped up a batch of delicious cheese and wild garlic scones that will make your kitchen smell divine.
With me living the UK and the rest of my family in either Australia, Zambia or Canada I don’t actually have any cookware passed on by family in the same country as me! Most of it is hidden away in the back of a garage somewhere waiting for the day when I eventually return to Aus.
I had a good look around my cupboards to search for inspiration. When I came across these cute teaspoons which I received from my mother-in-law for Christmas and this glass tray given to me by my grandmother-in-law I knew I was onto a winner. Baking something for afternoon tea was the plan!
While walking around a park in Liverpool I had come across a little patch of wild garlic foods, and foraged a handful to try. Afterwards while munching on a freshly baked fruit scone and thinking of ways in which I could use the wild garlic, I decided to try making cheese and wild garlic scones.
Based upon a old cheese scone recipe, I’ve cut back on the amount of cheese, added some psyllium husks for fibre and some cayenne pepper to give these scones a nice subtle kick! I knew immediately that they had passed the partner test because after his first mouthful I was told that I wouldn’t like them and he would have to take them all off my hands!
The wild garlic gives a subtle flavour much like chives or even caramelised red onion which was very moorish. Soft, moist and beautiful straight from the oven with a bit of butter. I dare you to stop at one, I couldn’t!
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp psyllium husks
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- pinch salt
- 50g softened butter
- 75g strong cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 Tbsp wild garlic leaves, chopped (small handful)
- 1 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
- Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl.
- Mix in baking powder, psyllium, cayenne pepper and salt.
- Rub in butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Stir in grated cheese, chopped wild garlic leaves and make a well in the middle of the mixture.
- Pour in milk and stir gently with a knife until just combined into a sticky dough.
- Dust surface area with flour and knead very gently until combined.
- Pat dough down until it is about 2 inches thick and use a scone cutter to cut out 8 scones.
- Place inside a baking tray and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes until risen and golden on top.
- Serve warm and enjoy.