Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Cheese pinwheel scones

Cheese pinwheel scones

Don’t let these fool you: despite their pale look, they are pretty addictive. Don’t believe me? Joao had several. And he never eats my baked goods. Ever.

I usually don’t go for savory baking, but who can say no to bread filled with 3 types of cheese?

Even though the scones were delicious, there are two things I’d do differently: add more salt to the dough and use an egg wash to get them nicely golden.

Cheese pinwheel scones

Cheese pinwheel scones
recipe from this box

250g all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper – I used freshly ground black pepper
30g unsalted butter, chilled and diced
185ml milk

Filling:
40g goat’s cheese, crumbled
40g grated parmesan cheese
40g grated mature cheddar cheese – I used the yellow mozzarella we have here, made with cow’s milk
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

Preheat the oven to 220ºC/425ºF. Grease or line a baking tray with non stick baking paper.
Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper into a large bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the milk and, using a flat-bladed knife, mix to form a soft dough. Add a little extra flour if the dough is too sticky.
Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and roll out to form a 20x25cm (8x10in) rectangle. Sprinkle the goat’s cheese over the surface, then sprinkle over the parmesan, cheddar and parsley. Starting from the long side, roll the dough into a cylinder. Cut the cylinder into 10 equal 2cm (3/4 in) thick slices. Transfer the slices to a baking tray, spacing them 2cm (3/4 in) apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes (mine took 28 minutes in the oven) or until golden and cooked through. Cool on a wire rack.
Serve warm.

Cheese pinwheel scones

Makes 10

Cheese pinwheel scones

56 comments:

LyB said...

They look delicious Patricia, I especially like the first photo. And I agree, you can't go wrong with three types of cheese! :)

Bellini Valli said...

These scones sound amazing Patricia. I love savory scones and with addition of the 3 cheeses..incredible.I will add these to my list...and will actually make them:D

ChichaJo said...

You had me at three cheeses!

Cheryl said...

I also don't do alot of savory baking. But anything with 3 kinds of cheeses in it is something I would love.

Steph said...

These scones look delicious! I love scones and cheese, so put them together and you've got a little piece of heaven if you ask me!

Steph said...

These scones look delicious! I love scones and cheese, so put them together and you've got a little piece of heaven if you ask me!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

These look totally delicious. I love the three types of cheeses you used. What a treat!

Sarah said...

Yes to anything with 3 kinds of cheese.

Manggy said...

Wow, look at all that cheese! One for me please :)

Ginny said...

They look great! I have all those ingredients at home...looks like I have scones that need to be made! :)

Meeta said...

Oh I can believe you that these are delicious and addictive! I really enjoy these kind of snacks. Simple and lovely!

Deborah said...

3 kinds of cheese?? Count me in!!

Peabody said...

They look nice and flakey.

Peter G said...

Its true...who can resist bread with 3 diff cheeses? Great work Patricia. They turned out wonderful.

Allen said...

You've combined two of my favorites into a single savory item. I'm glad you decided to try out a non-sweet recipe :-) I would have eaten all of these in one sitting!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Those look delicious! Maybe a saltier cheese would take care of the need for salt in the dough? For me, the more cheese, the better.

Kevin said...

Those do look addictive! Nice light and flaky pastry filled with all that baked in cheese...mmm... I have not done much savoury baking. I will have to try to do it more.

Brilynn said...

I definitely couldn't refuse your scones! They sound delicious!

Patsyk said...

These look so good! I'll be marking these to try!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Mmmm! Cheesy scones! They look amazing! My husband will love them. ;)

nicisme said...

I love the way you rolled and filled them - fabulous idea!

KJ said...

Nobody can resist cheese and pastry. Absolutely delicious.

Ilva said...

wow, they must be perfect to serve to your guests so they have something good to nibble on before the food is ready!

linda said...

Love them! Love cheese! The pictures make me wanna grap some...yum!

giz said...

These look intensely addictive - as I'm tagging I'm saying to myself "you really shouldn't do this" - oops - too late.

Stella (Sweet Temptations) said...

it's not only the taste that made your hubby get hooked on them but they've got a gorgeous LOOK as well!
Gosh, I'm drooling...

Patricia Scarpin said...

LyB, thank you, darling!

Bellini, I hope you try these.

Joey, that's good! :)

Cheryl, it's nice to change from the sweet things sometimes.

Steph, these are simple yet delicious.

Lynn, the cheeses were great together!

Sarah, I agree.

Mark, I have missed you!

Ginny, I do hope you try them!

Meeta, they are pretty easy to put together.

Deb, yes!

Pea, thank you, sweetie.

Peter, I know I can't. :)

Allen, my husband almost did that. :)

Lydia, I thought the filling was salty enough - I think that only 1 pinch of salt is too little for that amount of flour.

Kevin, you should definitely start.

Bri, thank you, darling! :)

Patsyk, tks for visiting!

Susan, so did mine. ;)

Nic, thank you!

KJ, I agree. :)

Ilva, great idea!

Linda, you are so sweet, thank you!

Giz, you made me laugh. I try not to tag baking recipes, but it never works. :)

Stella, thank you, dear!

Tartelette said...

I don't think I could resist the 3 cheese call either! They look wonderful!

Sarah said...

Every time I visit your site there is a new delicious recipe waiting. I wish I had your kind of motivation! :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

OK, Patricia, you've mentioned before that Jaoa doesn't eat your sweets. Now, I've gotta tell you, I just don't believe it. How? How could someone pass up your amazing cookies and cakes and scones? I know I couldn't. :)

Elle said...

What a great recipe! All that cheese and golden bread, too. MMMM.

Joy said...

Must you taunt me with these? :-) They look so good and I can't wait to make them!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Very neat, very cute - and I bet very delicious, too!

myfrenchkitchen said...

What a nice turn on scones with cheese and they look attractive too!
Ronell

Cris said...

They look fabulous! What a nice shape for a scone, they look nicer this way! :-)

A. Grace said...

a smaller version would be an awesome appetizer! plus, for some inexpicable reason, i wouldn't feel as guilty eating 5 or 6 little ones as i would eating 2 normal ones, even though they'd be equivalent in size... :) stellar recipe!

bleeding espresso said...

Bread, three kinds of cheese, and a touch of hot pepper. I'm *so* in ;)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Helen, thank you, dear!

Sarah, I'm glad you feel this way - it means a lot to me!

Susan, he doesn't like sweets, he's crazy. :)

Elle, thank you!

Joy, I hope you like these!

Hi there! Thank you!

Ronell, I was pretty curious with this recipe.

Cris, thank you, sweetie!

A. Grace, that is a great idea!

Michelle, thank you, darling! I'm glad you like the scones.

Hillary said...

Jeez those sound so good! They remind me of these leek cheddar tarts my aunt used to make that I loved!

Lisa said...

Kind of unusual and they look so good! I'm making a basic scone next week but I would love to try this one too. I think they look yummy just as they are!

Cynthia said...

I'm definitely going to give this a try.

Amy said...

Ooh these look fabulous Patricia! I have a hard time getting Steven to eat my baked goods too but I bet if I put cheese in them he will gobble them up in no time. :)

Karin said...

I saved this recipe. These pinwheel scones would definately be perfect to serve with crayfish.

Jade said...

I've never made a savory scone, or even tried one (what have I been doing?), but these might just have to change all that. Definitely going to check them out. Thanks!

Maya said...

I have made scone sandwiches in the past, but these may be a lovely shortcut.

sweet paul said...

Mmmmm, they look amazing.
Will make them this weekend.

Ana said...

Wow! these look amazingly good!
Had I seen them before I would have made them this weekend.
But I know I will be making these soon, that's for sure!!
Gotta looove chese!
Ana

Rachael said...

OH. Oh MY. That sounds scrumptious. And what do you know, I have all of the ingredients on hand. Can't wait to try this, thanks!

Christine said...

I always associate pinwheels with the sweet ones with pumpkin or poppy seed filling. I think the savory versions here are great. They're perfect for parties or get together too. I think I should remember this recipe for our next picnic.

rhid said...

Need I say anything?! Yummo!
These look delectable!

Sandie (Inn Cuisine) said...

These look fantastic, so glad I ran across this recipe!

rhei said...

OMG!
These are so easy to make and they are yummy!
Only I have a lil prob... my cheese oozes out all the time :(
Any remedy for this?
How should I position my pinwheels on the tray?

Anonymous said...

I've added an egg to it, I was great for our afternon tea time
Paulo

Patricia Scarpin said...

Rhei, I'm sorry to hear that - you should position them side cut up or down, actually, it doesn't matter...

Paulo, I'm glad to hear that - tks for letting me know!

Adrijah said...

They are soo delicious :D I've made my cheese rolls with oregano http://breakfast.blox.pl/2012/02/Serowe-roladki-z-oregano.html
thanks for the recipe :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hey, Adrijah! I tried commenting on your blog but did not know how to! :(
I'm glad you like the recipe - your scones look delicious!
Thank YOU for letting me know how they turned out!

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