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Scallion Cheddar Cheese Scones

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Ingredients
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Minced scallions 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (Including Green Tops)
  Egg 1 Large
  Half and half 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Grated sharp cheddar cheese 18 Tablespoon (1 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon, melted and cooled
  Egg 1 , beaten with 2 teaspoons water and a pinch of salt
  Water 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
Directions

Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter and add the scallions to soften; let cool for 5 minutes.
Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and cayenne into a bowl.
Add the 4 tablespoons of butter and cut into the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
In a bowl combine the scallions, egg, and half and half.
Stir the scallion mixture into the dry ingredients and fold in 1 cup of the cheese.
Form the dough into a ball, flatten it into a round 3/4 inch thick, and transfer to a buttered and floured baking sheet.
Brush the dough with the glaze and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
Score the top into 8 wedges and bake in a 425° F oven for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden.
Transfer to a rack and cool for 5 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Everyday

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