The older I get, the more I prefer savory over sweet. I do enjoy baking up elaborate treats but I really don't need cheesecakes, cookies and pies around on a regular basis to tempt me, nor do I have much time left over after cooking a good meal. Scones and biscuits and muffins are my favored baking outlet. Not only are they fairly foolproof, they don't take much time to whip up and they make a good meal accompaniment as well as a nice snack or light breakfast. I've had this recipe for sun-dried tomato scones in my binder of mean-to-tries for years, but somehow never got around to making it until just recently. This one's a keeper.
The sun-dried tomatoes add a pleasing sweetness to these savory scones that are much like little triangles of pastry. Adhere to the rules of making perfect pastry, meaning don't overwork the dough and take care to use cold ingredients. These are perfect with a bowl of hot soup or simply enjoy as a satisfying savory snack throughout the day.
|Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Scones|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on March 29, 2008
Easy savory dinner or tea biscuits with gentle tangy sweetness from sun-dried tomatoes and basil