This is the 16th edition of the Blog Hop Wednesday and this month I am paired with Pari of Foodelicious. She has a wonderful blog with tons and tons of recipes and she also has the “only” event that is very popular. I picked these savory scones from her blog because I have recently been bit by the baking (savory) bug. Even K prefers savory stuff and the scones are low fat too. Spring onions gave a mild onion flavor and tasted great in the scones. I was also surprised at how easy these were to make, of course not when taking pictures . I adapted the recipe to the ingredients on hand and used store bought paneer since I had huge blocks of paneer lying in the freezer.
If anyone is wondering about paneer in freezer, well you might be surprised at the stuff I store in the freezer. The recent addition being butter and finally the big blocks of butter from Costco will not be wasted. Off to the recipe. Recipe adapted from Foodelicious.
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1 cup paneer crumbled
1/4 tsp ajwain
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (Jeeragam)
1/4 tsp chilly powder
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1/2 cup sliced scallions (spring onions)
3 tbsp chopped cilantro (coriander leaves)
3/4 cup milk
2 egg whites
Tasty scones with a little butter.
1. There is no kneading involved. We are just going to pat the dough .
Mix the dry ingredients together. (All purpose flour, wheat flour, salt and baking powder).
Add paneer and mix.
Add ajwain, cumin seeds, chilly powder and pepper powder. Mix.
Add spring onions and cilantro.
Mix it all together.
Combine egg and milk and add it to the dry ingredients.
Mix it with a spatula. The mix will be sticky.
Place mix in a slightly floured surface.
Form a ball using your hands.
Gently pat and flatten the ball forming a circle that is about 1/2 an inch thick.
Slice into pieces using a knife or a pizza cutter.
Preheat oven to 400F. Place the pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (I grease the parchment paper also). Bake for 15 minutes until the top is slightly browned.
I broiled for a few minutes for the tops to brown.
Savory scones ready. Soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, they were a perfect evening snack.
32 Responses to Savory Scallion-Cilantro Scones
These scones look interesting and I would like to try making these.
I am thinking of putting the dough into a loaf pan and bake it as bread. Hope this works out. What do you think?
You could try. I think it might take a longer time to bake due to the size of the loaf.
First time here…Love this recipe and well explained…planning to try it for dinner:)
These look delectable! A must try…
Looks like a must-try recipe – saving this for the weekend! Looks scrumptiuous
Wow! Your savory scones look so amazing! I have not tried baking savory scones before and what can I substitute paneer? It’s difficult for me to get that here.
Do you get ricotta cheese? That would be a nice substitute.
Love these Vardhini. Just yum.
Scones look yummy ! Congrats on moving to your own domain Vardhini!
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lovely ones Vardhini ! Is the addition of egg mandatory, or can u suggest some substitutes….
(btw, thot I left this comment earlier too, but its not showing..anyways, reposting)
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Kalyani, I have not tried the eggless version. You could try it with yogurt. I shall update the post when I make the eggless version.
Scones look just perfect..and I tried the RSS..didn’t work for me.
scones look yum- fine blend of flavours in there !
Perfectly baked scones. They look delicious..
the paneer s a great addition and the scones are perfect… give me a bite vardhini
made these just now.. awesome.. we enjoyed it with tea…
they look absolutely delicious!
Scones looks so yummlicious.
OOh…..so delicious. Looks so tempting and so fluffy. Perfect scones!!!
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These look so delectable! I love the plate in the first picture
scones are looking so delicious. love it
Oh Yummm Vardhini… Love those shots of the Scones.. WIll have to try this soon.
I am usually scared of baking. you make me want to give it a shot.. this is so tempting…
Congrats on your new space!! The scones look beautiful!!
This sounds interesting and nicely explained vardini
Excellent and super healthy scones..Would love to have with some anytime..
Looks perfectly done..love the savoury idea, perfect for teatime
beautiful scallion scones!!yumy
wow scones luk yummmmm!!!!!!!!!perfect teatime treat!!!link it to my event teatime !!!
Love the buttered scones very much Vardhini.
they look wonderful .. i love savory scones too !