We eat Dinner Salads in the Summer time, and Hearty Soups in the Winter… both meals just need that little extra “something” to make it feel like a complete meal (got to keep both hands busy!) A piece of bread is nice…fine… but… this Cheddar Dill Scones Recipe is fabulous. It feels like you went that extra mile to make a simple meal special (when the truth is, you can knock these scones out in no time.) They take about 5 minutes to mix together, and another 12 to 15 minutes to bake.
Make sure you keep a stick of butter in the freezer at all times! You can just grate off the amount that you need, and mix it in with minimal contact. Keeping the butter and the rest of the ingredients cold is the key to excellent scones.
Cheddar Dill Scones Recipe
NOTE About Scones
For the best scones, use FROZEN Butter and handle the dough as little as possible. I find that keeping a stick of butter in the freezer at all times means I can whip up scones at a moments notice.
Also… use parchment paper when baking the scones. It keeps them from sticking to the pan… and makes clean up much easier.
You can use parchment or waxed paper for shaping the scones as well. I dump the dough onto paper… and fold the paper up over the dough to shape it. It means my hands have less contact with the dough… and the counters don’t get covered in flour.
Cheddar Dill Scones are Great with Soups and Salads