Mini Chorizo and Pesto Scones

1 August 2014


Chorizo and Pesto Scones Recipe

I've never been so in love with a piece of bakeware as when I bought my miniature muffin tray back at Christmas for my mince pies. I insisted I would be cooking everything in miniatures - other baking trays would never meet my oven again - but then once the excitement of the holidays passed, it lay forgotten at the back of a cupboard and my attention strayed elsewhere. Until this week, when I finally started unpacking my enormous box of baking supplies and we were gleefully reunited.

In a bid to get my co-workers to calm down asking for samples of my baked goods (every day for three weeks, really guys? are you really that hungry?) I created this recipe for miniature scones because mini = more to share! The reactions were pretty good (I won't repeat them here though. Expletives were used) and I think they'd make really cute snacks to take to a picnic or summer barbecue so they're definitely something I'll be making again. You probably aren't supposed to make scones in a muffin tray (and yes, I realise I've used them for everything but muffins so far) but when I saw how adorable they looked I decided to let myself off the hook for that one.


Chorizo and Pesto Scones Recipe

Ingredients 
(makes about 20 mini scones or approx 8 full sized ones)
230g self-raising flour
1 egg
30g butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons sundried tomato pesto (shop bought is fine but if you're feeling really ambitious you can make you own)
50g diced chorizo
75ml of milk
100g of cheese (or a little bit extra if you want some to top the scones but I completely forgot this step when I made mine)


Start by gently frying off the chorizo and then set aside to cool (they don't need to cool completely, just for a few minutes).

In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, paprika and basil then rub into the butter until it looks a little more like breadcrumbs. Stir in your cheese and chorizo to your breadcrumbs mixture then in a separate bowl whisk together your egg and milk. 

Add the wet ingredients (egg/milk mixture and the pesto) to the rest of your mixture - I've found the easiest way to be to start mixing in with a fork or a wooden spoon and then finish combining with your hands. 

You can roll the dough out and use a cutter but I found just rolling them into rough circles works fine. If you're using a tray like mine, you'll want to fill each hole about 2/3 of the way or for different sizes just roll them out however you like and place on a greased tray (but remember they will rise!). If you've got some leftover cheese or fresh herbs, sprinkle these on top and then bake at 200°c for about 10-15 minutes (longer for bigger scones) or until they've started to brown on top.

Don't forget to get in touch or leave a comment if you make these and let me know what you thought.

9 comments

  1. Uh, yummmmmmm! These look delish! Totally trying out this recipe!

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    1. Thank you lovely! Let me know how it goes if you do :) x

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  2. This sounds like a great recipe! I love pesto so I think I have to give this a whirl. If you had a moment could you check out my new post?
    http://simplyeasierliving.blogspot.com/
    Thanks
    Laura

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    1. Thank you! I am such a huge fan of pesto, I was so excited to find another excuse to use it! Let me know how you get on with them :) x

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  3. They look and sound great! Totally love pesto, but have never thought of combining it with chorizo. Thanks for sharing!

    Saska
    workthathealth.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It's amazing the blends of foods you can come up with when you have a lot of things in your cupboard that are all about to go off! I'm just pleased it went as well as it did so I hope you enjoy them too :)

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  4. Chorizo and pesto? I'm all in! I will have to try this soon. I think they'll be perfect breakfast to go. Thank you for sharing, Hannah!

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  5. Hannah WebsterAugust 14, 2014

    thanks Alex! be sure to send me a photo if you do make them :) x

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  6. The Noble Foodie-GFAugust 19, 2014

    This recipe pretty much combines all my favourite things, especially savoury scones. Love it and must try it soon!

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