Sep 14, 2017

Four Cheese & Sausage Savory Scones with Hot Sauce Honey Glaze

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
These buttery savory scones are filled with cheddar, Monterey Jack, Asiago and Parmesan cheeses as well as with cured sausage, specifically sopressata, and chives.

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These buttery savory scones are filled with cheddar, Monterey Jack, Asiago and Parmesan cheeses as well as with cured sausage, specifically sopressata, and chives. Savory scones like this make for a great “breakfast on the go” or for a quick snack.

Four Cheese & Sausage Savory Scones with Hot Sauce Honey Glaze

Scones vs. Biscuits

These scones may be savory but they are in no way a biscuit. While both contain flour, fat, milk and a leavening agent and are baked until golden brown, the similarities stop there. Scones are made with eggs and with a little more sugar than biscuits. They should also be much denser, drier and more crumbly than their counterparts. Biscuits should have light and flakey layers. I tend to associate scones with England and high tea while I associate biscuits with Southern cuisine.

Four cheese and sausage savory scones with hot sauce glaze cooking with cocktail rings

Key Ingredients in This Recipe

  • Sopressata – Using the cured sausage removes the extra step of cooking the sausage prior to making the scones and makes them last longer. I use sopressata – pork based, cured salami dash because it usually has lots of flavor from the aging process. I ask the butcher to give me one thick slice so that I can dice it into cubes myself – instead of getting it already thinly sliced.
  • Cheese – In these scones I use a combination of four different cheeses: Asiago, Parmesan, Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese. Always use sharp Cheddar when cooking. If you use mild or medium Cheddar the flavor will cook out and the recipe will be lacking in that cheesy flavor.
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How to Make Four Cheese & Sausage Savory Scones with Hot Sauce Honey Glaze

  1. Mix the dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Use your hands or a pastry blender to incorporate the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the Sopressata, chives and cheeses.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry. In another mixing bowl whisk together the eggs and milk until combined. Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture until combined and the mixture holds together.
  3. Shape and cut scones. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly flour it. Scrape the dough onto a clean, lightly floured surface and cut it in half. Shape each half into a 6” circle about ¾” thick. Use a knife to cut each round into 6 equal wedges.
  4. Add scones to a baking sheet. Arrange so that there is ½” space between the scones. In a small bowl stir together the butter, honey and hot sauce. Use a pastry brush to brush the top of the scones with the mixture.
  5. Chill scones. Chill the scones in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Bake. Move the scones to the oven and bake the scones until they are golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Cool and serve. Remove from the oven and let cool. Serve warmed or at room temperature as is or with honey and additional butter. Store the cooled scones in a plastic bag or airtight container for up to several days.
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Four Cheese & Sausage Savory Scones with Hot Sauce Honey Glaze

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Serves 12 scones

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into ½” cubes
  • ¼ pound Sopressata, about 1 cup diced
  • 2 tablespoons diced chives
  • 1/3 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce of choice (I use Tabasco®)

Instructions:

  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Use your hands or a pastry blender to incorporate the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the Sopressata, chives and cheeses.
  • In another mixing bowl whisk together the eggs and milk until combined. Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture until combined and the mixture holds together.
  • Preheat oven to 425ºF (220ºC). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly flour it. Scrape the dough onto a clean, lightly floured surface and cut it in half. Shape each half into a 6” circle about ¾” thick. Use a knife to cut each round into 6 equal wedges.
  • Arrange so that there is ½” space between the scones. In a small bowl stir together the butter, honey and hot sauce. Use a pastry brush to brush the top of the scones with the mixture.
  • Chill the scones in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes then bake the scones until they are golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool. Serve warmed or at room temperature as is or with honey and additional butter. Store the cooled scones in a plastic bag or airtight container for up to several days.

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  1. I really loved these but I found them to be almost too sweet and not very cheesy flavored. I’m dying to make them again… Would it ruin the dough to omit the sugar and/or add more cheese? It’s possible I didn’t correctly measure the cheese as well. Are these volume measurements with the cheese packed or loose or?

    • Hi Veronica! If they were too sweet for your taste feel free to lower or omit the sugar in the recipe! As for the cheese it might change the structure of the dough but I am all for trying new things/ messing around with recipes so don’t be afraid to test it out and decide for yourself. One recommendation if you don’t find it cheesy-flavored enough make sure you are using sharp cheddar in the recipe (mild/ medium cheddar flavor cooks off and won’t taste like anything)