12 Feb Recipe: Cheese Scones With Herb Butter and an Immune Support Addition
These healthy scones are gluten free and high in protein.
These health boosting cheese scones will make you happy. Seriously, they are flaky, moist, fluffy and taste sublime. They are easy to make too. This is the kind of lockdown food that soothes.
This recipe makes 4-5 cheese scones depending on size. You may want to double the recipe. Our batch vanished in a whirlwind of what appeared to be a pack of hungry wolves. We still don’t know what that was.
These cheese scones have an immune supporting twist to help reinforce your natural defences to help with colds, flu, illness and hay fever. Spoiler alert- the capsule contents of Bee prepared immune supplements are mixed into the herb butter. The ingredients have natural antibiotic and antiviral properties and lots of other health benefits. The reviews– wow. Bee prepared contains plant and botanical extracts and adds a nice aromatic flavour to the herb butter.
Ingredients for the scones:
1 cup grated cheese (we used a mixture of parmesan & emmental) + a bit extra to sprinkle of top if desired.
1 cup ground almonds (or almond flour- we used flaked almonds & whizzed them up in a Nutribullet)
1/2 cup oat flour (or whizz rolled oats in a Nutribullet or food processor)
2 eggs (separated)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon melted butter
Preheat oven to 160/170c. Whip egg whites with a blender until they form stuff peaks. Mix the rest of the ingredients well and then combine with the egg whites, blending well but don’t go beserk. The fluffy egg whites help the scones puff up more.
Drop into round shapes onto a pan lined with non stick (or well oiled) aluminum foil. We filled round cookie cutters (molds), which we laid on the tray, then lifted them up and away to do the next scone. This just gives more of a round shape as the dough is quite moist and can be hard to shape. For a more rustic look, just spoon onto the tray.
Sprinkle with grated cheese if that tickles your fancy. Pop in the oven for about 10/15 minutes or so, depending on the size of the cheese scones & your oven. You can stick a knife in the centre to see if done- it should come out clean and the scones should look golden.
Make the herb butter while the scones are baking.
Herb butter with an immune supporting twist
2-3 tablespoons of butter (room temp or warm slightly in the microwave)
2 teaspoons fresh chopped herbs (we used basil, thyme & oregano)
Capsule contents of 1-2 Bee prepared immune formula supplements (find in health stores & on Amazon– they contain concentrated amounts of ingredients shown to have natural antiviral and antibiotic properties such as bee propolis, elderberry, olive leaf, resihi mushrooms & more). Deets here.
1 teaspoon honey
Stir till well mixed in a small bowl and then press into little molds if you have them & chill in the fridge. Or if the butter is still quite firm you can plop the butter mixture onto a piece of cling film & roll up into a cylinder shape, and then pop in the fridge till firm again & then remove cling film & slice into rounds.
Or just tip it all into a little bowl & put back in the fridge till ready to serve with warm scones.
Upon tucking into these sublime, immune boosting cheese scones, grin inanely and try not to hog them all. It’s nice to share with others or save a few for later if you have that kind of self control.