Savory Basil Scones


480mL (2 cups) all purpose flour
60mL (¼ cup) sugar
15mL (3 tsp) baking powder
5mL (1 tsp) salt
120mL (½ cup) butter, cut into 2cm (1″) cubes and chilled
120mL (½ cup) whole milk
2 eggs
1800mL (¾ cup) grated cheddar cheese
60mL (¼ cup) finely chopped sweet basil leaves
5mL (1 tsp) dried onion flakes


(1) Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in the butter using the back of a fork or your fingers, until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs.
(2) Stir in the milk and eggs. Stir in the cheese, basil, and onion flakes, and knead on a lightly floured surface. Once an even texture is reached, wrap the dough in plastic and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
(3) Roll on a floured surface and cut into regular shapes at about 2cm (1″) thick.
(4) Bake on a tray for 8 minutes, or until the surface is light golden brown.