Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Subtly Spicy Sweet Potato & Cumin Scones...

 These delightful little savoury scones make a terrific lunch time treat...topped with avocado pear or cream cheese, they are certainly very hard to resist!  Serve fresh from the oven for best results...

Sweet Potato & Cumin Scones

1 cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed
100g Leyden cheese, grated (cheddar may also be used)
300g self-raising flour
1 tbsp castor sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tesp salt
50g butter, cut into cubes
1/2 cup cour cream
1 egg, beaten
1 egg beaten with 2 tbsp mlk
Sea salt
Cumin seeds for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.  Sift flour, sugar, cumin and salt into a large bowl.  Add butter and rub into dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.  Stir through sweet potato and grated cheese.  Beat the sour cream and egg together.  Pour into scone dough and stir through until just combined.  Do not overwork the dough.  Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll out until 2cm thick.  Cut out rounds using a scone cutter and transfer to a floured baking sheet.  Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt and cumin seeds.  Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown...

~ Hoping all my readers are having a very pleasant day! ~



Ginger Girls said...

Oh yum! Sounds like a delicious recipe. How did you like the combination of the sweet potato and cumin?


Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Hello Sapphire! The combination of sweet potato and cumin was absolutely amazing! This recipe is a big favourite in our home:). Hope you are well! Blessings, Kelly-Anne

JES said...

I have never tried a savory scone but you have my attention! It was nice visiting again and thank you for linking up with the Art of Home-Making Mondays Kelly-Anne! I am assuming you are probably getting ready for spring :)

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Ah! Yes! I'm thrilled spring has finally arrived!! :). Thank you for blessing me with your visit today, JES! Love, Kelly-Anne