Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Cheese Scones
Every time Eleanor lunches with Raymond, she orders a cheese scone. Try this recipe for traditional Scottish Cheese Scones for your book club meeting! If you're looking for food ideas for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, look no further!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt into a large bowl
Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the dry ingredients or rub with your fingers until the butter is about pea sized in lumps in the mix.
Place the dry/butter mix into the freezer for 5 minutes to re-solidify the butter.
Mix milk and sour cream together, then mix into the dry ingredients. Do not over mix. The trick to scones is to mix just until blended. Overmixing will cause dense scones.
With floured hands, form the scones into 2-3 inch balls. Place on a greased baking sheet and lightly press to flatten the tops.
In a small bowl, whisk the egg and tablespoon of milk.
Glaze the tops of the scones with the egg and milk mix.
Sprinkle sharp cheddar across the tops of the scones.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly golden brown.
*This will make between 6-8 scones. Double the recipe if you have a large group.
Appetizer, Bread, Pastry