Scones are quick-bread, usually leavened by Baking powder. They are tea-time snacks, and had preferably with butter/cream and sometimes with Flavoured jam too. As part of this month's Baking Partners challenge, Archana has suggested these scones. Cheddar and sage scones, were highly aromatic, crumbly-cake like textured with an cheesy twist. Topped with butter, these scones can be an absolute kid-pleaser and an hearty tea-time treat.
They were super-quick with an handy ingredients. Once baked, they filled up my entire home with an strong aroma. All this magical credit goes to sage, which imparted an light pungentness, when paired up with mustard. Sage is better known to many, as, 'Karpooravalli' an medical plant at South India. Since my childhood, these raw leaves were suggested to us, for an excellant cure of cold, cough etc. Not only in scones/muffins, these scones can impart in various dishes like chicken, lamb, turkey etc. Since, I didn't have fresh leaves, I went on to use dried sage. All thanks to Archana and Swathi for introducing this exotic herbed scones to us.
For those, who would love to have spicier, don't hesitate to add an heavy pinch of chilly flakes.
Next time, I am opting for those... These scones, can be stored in an air-tight container over an week.