Recipe: Goat Cheese, Pear, and Black Pepper Scones

I love the idea of making traditionally sweet foods savory. So when I saw this recipe I knew I would be making it. Despite sounding very fancy, goat cheese and pears are not exactly high ticket items so this is a pretty cheap recipe if you need to impress something and on top of it all, this is also a one bowl recipe!

Goat Cheese, Pear, and Black Pepper Scones
Yields 8
Sharply peppery and deliciously creamy and unique scones
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Ingredients
  1. 250g flour
  2. 10g teaspoons baking powder
  3. 15g sugar
  4. 8g salt
  5. 8g black pepper
  6. 110g cold butter, cut into small cubes
  7. 1 medium pear, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped
  8. 113g soft goat cheese
  9. 80g milk
  10. olive oil, for brushing
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 190°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and pepper then add the butter by breaking into small pieces with your fingertips until the dough is rounf looking.
  3. Add the pear and goat cheese and stir gently to break up the cheese but not entirely blend it.
  4. Add the milk and give it a final mix, the dough should be fairly dry.
  5. Place the dough on the sheet in a circle and divide in to 6-8 piece separating the scone pieces enough to not bake together. Then bake for 35-40 minutes until light brown.
Adapted from Culture Cheese Magazine
Mab Made Food http://www.mabdese.net/bento/

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