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Posted on 06/08/2006, 07:25 by lauren
Cheddar scones with balsamic onions
Makes about 6
Ingredients
For the scones
200g/7oz self-raising flour
100g/3½ butter
2 free-range eggs
milk to bind
100g/3½oz cheddar, grated
1 large handful fresh basil
For the balsamic onions
1 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, very thinly sliced
2 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

I tend to make these into small bite size scones rather than the large ones and serve them with the balsamic onions as a side dip and grated cheese.


Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6.
scones
mix together the flour, butter, eggs and add a little milk in a food processor to form a smooth but firm dough, when this is done roll out the dough onto a flat surface. Mix in the cheese (keeping back a little) and basil and roll out the dough to 2½cm/1in thickness or the bite size.
Using a medium-sized chefs' ring or cutter, cut out rounds and place onto a place on a baking sheet and brush with milk and top with the remaining cheese.
Place into the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until risen and golden.
Balsamic onions
heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onions and fry them until soft then add the sugar and let the onions caramelise for 2-3 minutes.
Add the balsamic vinegar and reduce till thick and syrupy. Serve in a bowl next to the scones