Toddler Approved: Cheddar Cheese Scones


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Schreiber Foods, Inc. All opinions and text are my own.

I love cheese. Being half French, that may not come as a surprise, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to appreciate and love all types of cheese (except blue cheese, not for me!). My favorites are Comte (love the nutty flavor), sharp cheddar cheese, and goat cheese. As a side note: have you ever gone on a cheese tour in Vermont? That’s on my bucket list!

We recently partnered with Heluva Good!® Cheese to share a favorite summertime entertaining and snack recipe. Milo is a super picky eater these days (any tips on how to get him to try more foods?), but he will almost always eat carbs and cheese. I have crackers on hand at all times, but am constantly on the lookout for ways to add in a little protein or extra fat.

I whipped up these delicious scones featuring Heluva Good! Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese. My favorite part of baking with cheese is when you get those little burnt pieces — they are so good! These Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese Scones are easy to make and cook easily in 20 minutes.

I am really into multi-tasking foods. And these scones are good in so many instances; for snacking on-the-go, warmed up for breakfast, and they would be delicious dipped into a hearty soup. In the summer months, I am especially into snacks that are filling and satisfying, since meals can be lighter and more casual in warm weather.

I adapted this recipe from Smitten Kitchen, one of my favorite food blogs. I make this lemon broccoli dish as often as I can. I have a hard time not consuming it all directly from the sheet pan. I had never made one of her scone recipes, so I was happy with how this one turned out. I omitted the jalapeño, although I love spice, but I like to make things a little more mild for Milo. I also didn’t have heavy cream, so used light cream. It was a super easy recipe, and if Milo was a little bit older, he would have loved to use the biscuit cutter! Definitely a fun recipe to make with older kids.

Heluva Good! Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese Scones
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen Jalapeño-Cheddar Scones

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons cold butter
½ cup light cream
3 eggs, divided
¼ pound Heluva Good! Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, cubed

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Take ½ tablespoon of butter and melt in a small skillet or microwave. While the butter is melting, take your cheese and cut into small cubes. Combine melted butter in a medium bowl with the cheddar cheese cubes. Coat with 1 tablespoon of flour.

Combine the remaining flour with the baking powder and salt. Cut the remaining butter in pea-sized pieces and incorporate into the flour mixture.

Lightly whip 2 eggs and cream and add to the flour mixture. Using a wooden spoon (or your hands), fold until combined. Add the cheese mixture and mix until everything is well incorporated.

Place a piece of floured parchment paper on a surface. Pat dough out until it is 1 inch thick. I used a large biscuit cutter to cut my scones, but you can use a knife or whatever you have on hand. Make an egg wash using the remaining egg and a teaspoon of water. Brush the scones with the egg wash and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Eat!

As soon as these came out of the oven, I couldn’t resist polishing two off. Milo is also a fan, which says a lot.

You can purchase Heluva Good! Cheese at Big Y. The closest location to downtown Boston is in Quincy. In addition to the Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, I’ve also tried Jalapeño Jack, which is delicious and has a nice kick. Next on my list to pick is an 8 oz block of Heluva Good! Colby Jack. Next time you are at Big Y, make sure you pick up some Heluva Good! Cheese.

Heluva Good! Cheese makes snacking fun and meal time delicious. What are some of your favorite cheese recipes? I’m all ears (and tastebuds).

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