Edit: I can’t believe I’ve waited 3 years after posting the original recipe of those spelt scones with blue cheese, pear & walnuts – which was by the way my very first recipe with spelt flour – before to bake them again – heyho! Take those 3 years in da face -. Contrary to the recipes I’m sharing in the Essentials category for instance, many recipes that I’m posting on the blog come spontaneously to my mind, depending of my inspiration, which means that I’m sometimes not – or not often – doing them again before a good while, as I rather the kind of person trying to keep creating and experimenting new things. Then I’m finally wondering why the heck did I wait for so long before to make them again, as I realize how much I love some of them when they hit my tongue again – those spelt scones with blue cheese, pear & walnuts are the perfect exemple to picture the situation, and oh gosh I’m happy to have some under the hand right now to help me transitioning from summer to fall without being too much unbearable. I also embraced the occasion to give a bit of freshness to this blog post with new pictures and this little update for all the new readers that were not following the blog when I started it 3 years ago and may be interested to try the recipe. Quick nod as well to the reader who made those scones last week and shared them on Instagram, as I might not have thought about baking them again this week without her. Feel free to tag me or send me a message if you try the recipes on the blog, even if you don’t like them, I’m always glad to hear all your feedbacks! ;)
Original: After a few trials with sweet versions, I finally decided to bake savory ones, starting with those spelt scones with blue cheese, pear & walnuts. I wanted to swap classic refined wheat flour by some spelt flour that I bought in an organic shop, mostly in order to get a sligthly stronger taste than usual. The final result is much softer and less dry than with a classic wheat flour. The fine taste of the spelt comes perfectly along with the ingredients that I chose for the filling. As you can eat those spelt scones when warm or cold, it’s a good compromise to eat them on the go or to take away!
- 300g spelt flour
- 1 egg
- 150ml milk
- 70g butter
- 1/2 williams pear
- 50g blue cheese
- 1 handful of walnuts
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Salt & pepper
- 1. Preheat the oven at 200C. In a big bowl, stir together the spelt flour and the baking soda. Salt as much as you want, add slightly some pepper.
- 2. Add the cold butter in small cubes and stir well the ingredients with your fingers until you obtain a kind of crumble dough.
- 3. In a bowl, beat together the egg with the milk. Then, add 2/3 of this mixture to the scone dough. Add the cut pear, the crumbled blue cheese and the crushed walnuts. Mix slowly until you get a homogeneous dough.
- 4. Once you have a dense and sticky scone dough, spread it on an oven plate (covered by a greaseproof paper would be better). A thickness of 2cm would be perfect. Precut the dough with a knife (I chose to cut it in 6 triangular pieces).
- 5. With a cooking brush, coat the top of the scones with the liquid mixture (egg+milk) leftovers. Put in the oven at 200C for 15 minutes.