Savoury Scones for an Afternoon Tea

Savoury Scones for an Afternoon Tea

I love and afternoon tea, especially the scones, but I’m definitely all about the savoury food. So I wanted to make something a little different with a savoury version for Afternoon Tea. I think we can all agree that cheese scones are delicious but I wanted to add a little extra flavour, so decided on bacon and spring onions, because what a combination!

Cheese, Bacon, & Spring onion scones  

Makes 6 (medium) to 8 (small) scones

Ingredients 

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 55g chilled butter, cut into cubes
  • 120g mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 rashers of streaky bacon, finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 100-120ml milk, plus 1 tbsp for glazing
  • Candied Jalapeno Hot Relish (Buy Here)
  • Philadelphia cream cheese  

Method 

  1. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas 6.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper into a bowl and make sure they are thoroughly combined.
  3. Add the butter to the bowl and combine with fingertips until it makes a breadcrumb consistency.
  4. Sprinkle 100g of the cheese into the bowl and rub into the mixture. 
  5. Add the bacon and spring onions and distribute evenly.
  6. Make a well in the middle and add most of milk and make a fairly soft but firm dough. Add the remainder of the milk a little at a time to find the right consistency.
  7. Lightly flour a surface and roll out until 2cm thick.
  8. Cut out the scones with a cutter, then put on a baking tray, glaze with milk and sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  10. Let the scones cool for 15 minutes and serve still warm with cream cheese and Hot Relish and a cup of tea.  

Camilla 

Philly Cheesesteak

Philly Cheesesteak

 Just because you can’t get exactly the right ingredients for an authentic dish, doesn’t mean to say you can’t make your own version. This is what I’ve done when making a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. You could get hung up on not having a hoagie roll, Cheese Whiz, and ribeye steak, but ultimately use good quality ingredients that you love to make the best meatiest, cheesiest sandwich ever!  

Cheesesteak Sandwich

 Serves 2 

 

Ingredients

 

 

Method

  1. Slice the steak against the grain, 0.5cm thickness. 
  2. Season with garlic granules, salt and pepper.
  3. In a dry pan, cook the pancetta until crispy and set aside.
  4. Dice the onion and using the same pan, season and fry the onion until translucent. Put to one side.
  5. Cut the bread lengthways, not quite all the way through, toast until lightly golden.
  6. Lay the cheese inside the toasted bread.
  7. In a hot dry pan, flash fry the steak, hot and fast, until charred on one side. Turn over briefly, stir in the onions and relish, and remove from heat  (N.B. Careful not to overcook. Skirt steak should be cooked medium/medium-rare or it will be chewy.)
  8. Add the steak, onion and relish mix and the pancetta to the cheesy bread and serve immediately. 

    Camilla 

    Romantic Breakfast

    Romantic Breakfast

    Whether you make grand gestures for your partner, or buy them little surprises throughout the year when they least expect it, you can’t beat breakfast in bed to show your loved one how much you really care. For all the singletons (yep, that’s me also), make this for yourself because you deserve a treat! So I’ve made a lip-smacking breakfast which will make sure you begin the day with rush of endorphins using sun-ripened red candied jalapeños. 

    Ingredients

    Method

    1. Defrost the hash brown (use two for a bigger heart) and mush into one ball. Shape into a heart. 
    2. Add the oil to a medium sized pan and cook the sausage patty from frozen, as per the instructions.
    3. Add the hash brown to the pan and cook through for 8-9 minutes, turning halfway through.
    4. Toast the English muffin and spread with cream cheese.
    5. Add the candied jalapeño Red Rings to the cream cheese.
    6. Fry the egg.
    7. Assemble all the ingredients and serve immediately.

    There’s nothing better than feeding the people you love, so really spice up your weekend with some gorgeous red rings that brings the sweet and a little heat to any breakfast!

    Camilla 

    Migas Tacos

    Migas Tacos

    One of the best things about visiting Austin is being able to order migas tacos, day or night. Migas is the Spanish word for ‘crumbs’ and in Texas, the crumbs are tortilla chips or corn chips, mixed into the scrambled egg plus onion, bell pepper and cheese. This makes migas the perfect comfort food for this time of year.

    Spicy Migas Tacos with Hot Relish(serves 2-3 people)

    Ingredients
    6 eggs
    1/2 onion
    1 green bell pepper
    1 avocado
    2 tbsp rapeseed oil
    1 tbsp butter
    6 cherry tomatoes
    60g grated cheddar cheese
    A handful of broken plain tortilla chips
    Haynes Gourmet Candied Jalapeño Hot Relish
    Small packet of pancetta (optional)
    4-6 corn tortillas (flour if preferred)
    Coriander for garnish

    Method
    1. Finely chop the onion, pepper & tomatoes.
    2. Heat the oil in a medium pan and soften the onion and pepper. Season and put to one side. 
    3. If you have pancetta, cook in small pan on a medium heat, until the fat is rendered. Put to one side. 
    4. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork. 
    5. Melt the butter in a medium pan, and scrambled the eggs until halfway done. Fold in the onion mixture, tomatoes and tortilla chips.
    6. Sprinkle the cheddar (and pancetta) over the eggs.
    7. Served immediately on warmed tortillas, with a slice of avocado, a good spoonful of Hot Relish.
    8. Add a squeeze of lime and coriander to garnish.
    Spice Up Your Cocktails!

    Spice Up Your Cocktails!

    We have had plenty of suggestions for using our candied jalapeños in food, so I wanted to show you something a little out of the box. Cocktails are becoming more adventurous, and one way to be creative is to use the RED and GREEN rings as an addition to your festive beverages. It doesn’t have to be mulled wine - although that would be an easy one - but some of our favourite tipples can be tweaked with something a little sweet and spicy.

    Remember, these are just suggestions. Feel free to change ingredients to suit your taste, and if you have time, why not dehydrate some thinly sliced citrus fruit (in a low oven setting) to garnish your cocktails. You are the mixologist of your own home, so get creative and share with us @HaynesGourmet.

    Cheers!

    Camilla

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