Learn how to cook with sage from the garden. This Savory Sage Scones Recipe is a perfect side dish for any meal.
Savory Sage Scones Recipe
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour, preferably organic
1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour, preferably organic
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage (or 1 Tbsp. dried sage)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme (1/2 tsp. dried)
3 Tbsp. canola oil
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 large egg, beaten
3/4 cup buttermilk or skim milk
8 whole sage leaves
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix flours, baking powder, salt, sugar, pepper, sage and thyme. Add cheese.
- Beat the egg, mix with the oil and milk, and add to the flour mixture.
- Stir until dry ingredients are just moistened, about 15 strokes.
- Using floured hands, lightly knead dough 4 or 5 times; shape it into an 8-inch-wide circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray or on a pizza stone.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the circle into 8 wedges, but do not separate them. Lightly press 1 sage leaf onto the top of each wedge.
- Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 8 large scones.
Adapted from Barbara Pleasant's forthcoming book, The Whole Herb, to be published by Square One Publishers.
Read more about growing sage in the garden: How to Grow Sage.
This Savory Sage Scones Recipe makes great use of garden fresh sage to flavor these cheddar cheese scones.