Pizza Scones – Lunch

By Hannah Roberts

Makes 5 BIG scones or 8-10 smaller ones (depends on how big you cut them out!)

Ingredients

450g Self Raising Flour

85g Butter or Margarine

85g Cheese

Small amount of Milk

2 Grilled Peppers (Yellow and Red)

A Pinch of Salt and Pepper Garlic Italian Spice

Pre-heat oven to 180℃.

First things first, you need to cut the peppers up and place them on a baking tray (yellow and red peppers always seem to taste the best!). Grill them at 180℃ until they are browning slightly. They need to be cooked enough to peel the skin off of them (otherwise the scones are really chewy and weird.. ew..).

Right.. Whilst they are cooking you want to start mixing all the ingredients together. Mix the flour and the butter together in a bowl, add cheese, herbs, salt and pepper. Once the peppers are cooked let them cool and then peel their skin off.

COOL TIP: When you take the peppers out of the grill stick some clingfilm over the tray that they are on. This makes the skin of the peppers come off easier after they have cooled. I don’t know why, it just works better!

Cut the peppers up into little cubes and add them to the mixture.

Give the mixture a mix and then slowly add a small amount of milk and mix until the mixture comes together into a ball (the best way to do this is to get your hands all messy and stir the mixture with them!). If you put too much milk in, don’t worry, just add a little more flour to the mix.

Once your mixture has come together into a ball then sprinkle flour over a table top and put the ball on top. You now need to use your hands to spread the mixture out… I think that they always look nicer when they look a little rustic! Get a cookie cutter and cut out small or large circles from your mixture and place them on a baking tray.. Remember to spread a little butter on your baking tray so that the scones don’t stick to it!

Cook for 20 mins or until they start to go golden in colour.. Take the scones out and leave them to cool for 10 mins… (They should smell really good right now!)

Voila, Pizza Scones!

You can mix it up by swapping grilled peppers for sausages or ham or even make it a sweet recipe by changing cheese to sugar and adding raisins instead of grilled peppers!

Give it a go, and experiment with any flavours you want!

These scones will last if you keep them in the fridge for a few days. Just cut one in half and put it back in the oven to heat up. It will go lovely and crunchy, I recommend a knob of butter and come sliced cheese and ham on top whilst they are still warm!

Enjoy!

Hannah