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EASY CHEESE SCONES LiveSTRONG With A Taste of Yellow 2010

October 2, 2010
Every year at this time, since 2007, I have gone around the world in one day reading all the entries from other bloggers to the  A Taste of Yellow blog event. It was something that I was always so interested in from the start and yet today is the first time that I personally am submitting an entry to this worthy event.

A Taste of Yellow was started in 2007, by Barbara from the delightful winos and foodies blog, in support of LiveSTRONG day, cycling phenomenon and multiple winner of the Tour de France and cancer survivor, Lance Armstrong’s, cancer charity event. Please visit the links to read all about Livestrong day and Barbara’s own battle with cancer.  A lady of great dignity, courage and grace, Barbara is a true inspiration. Thank you Barbara for sharing so honestly your continuing walk with cancer, thank you for all that you are doing for the fight for a cure for this scourge, thank you for being you. I salute you dear friend, and I dedicate this post to YOU! You truly are a beacon of light and hope for us all. I pray that just around the corner is a cure waiting to be found. A cure that will give you, and many many others like you, a great new hope for a long and happy future.
When I read about this year’s event I sat and pondered about what I could do, trying to get a bit creative with hearts which is what Barbara asked for this time round. I have had my hands full this past week with my two bundles of joy, grandson’s Tyler aged 6 1/2 and Jay aged 2 1/2 years, who have been on school vacation. Hence my very late entry. I finally decided to make my daughter’s recipe for cheese scones, an easy and quick to whip up delicious treat that came from a past edition of Fresh Living Magazine, perfect for an indulgent breakfast in bed on a weekend or to serve at a tea party (and as discovered this evening, just perfect with a crisp glass of white wine while watching the setting sun). My original plan had been to serve these with some deliciously yellow homemade lemon curd (my friend Nina gave me a whole bag of organically grown lemons from her tree and I even bought in the fresh free range eggs and butter) but I ran out of time and had to just go with butter and cheese hearts for serving. Totally delicious!
My Heart is Yellow
(original recipe from Fresh Living Magazine)
This is what you need:
375ml Self Raising Flour
3ml Baking Powder
Pinch Salt
Sprinkling of Cayenne Pepper (optional)
125ml Strong Cheddar Cheese (grated)
30ml Cold Butter (cut into cubes)
125ml Milk
1 Egg or extra milk to brush the tops of the scones before baking
This is how you make them:
Preheat the oven to 220deg Celcius
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Sift all dry ingredients together into a large mixing bowl
Stir in the cheese
Rub the butter in with the tips of your fingers until the mixture resembles rough bread crumbs
Mix in the milk to form a fairly stiff dough
Sprinkle some flour  onto your work surface then pat out the dough until about 2cm thick
Cut out into desired shapes (I used my heart pastry cutter today)
Place scones onto baking sheet, brush each top with some lightly beaten egg or milk
Bake for about 8-10 minutes until well risen and lightly brown on top
Serve at room temperature with pats of butter and extra cheese or some preserves

LiveSTRONG Hearts


browniegirl xx

19 Comments leave one →
  1. October 3, 2010 2:54 AM

    Wonderful, loved this and what a good cause my friend xx

    • October 6, 2010 11:49 PM

      Thanx so much buttercup600 :o) It is indeed a good cause. xx

  2. October 3, 2010 4:22 AM

    Colleen you are so kind to dedicate your heart post to me. Thank you. And I love your hearts on scones.

    Thank you for giving me your heart for LiveSTRONG Day

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    October 3, 2010 12:23 PM

    Nice one Colleen 🙂

  4. October 3, 2010 3:44 PM

    So beautiful Colly. The heart shape butter and cheese ….so cute.

    Thx for the mention!!!

    • October 6, 2010 11:52 PM

      Dankie vriend. Hope you are having a good week Nins xx

  5. October 3, 2010 11:55 PM

    Lovely post, and the scones look really tasty (cute heart butter!)

  6. October 4, 2010 10:20 AM

    What a great reason for baking some delicious-looking scones!

    • October 7, 2010 12:04 AM

      Thank you so much Southern Elle….you have an entire blog about scones I see!! WOW! xx

  7. October 4, 2010 5:55 PM

    A special post, Colleen. What an amazing forum this is to spread goodness all around. I’ll be attending the Fisherhaven Cuppa for CANSA tomorrow morning. Your recipe for cheese scones sounds divine – I can almost feel the hot butter dribbling down my chin! Enjoy the calm after the hectic holiday week (not that you’d have changed it, I’m sure.)
    Ciao for now,

    • October 7, 2010 12:29 AM

      Hehe, thank you Sandi….I do so love this part of the internet that does spread goodness around. There are some amazing people out there. I adore my little grand boys..they are my world and you are so right…I would not change it for the world. But it is good to kiss them goodbye and send them home to mommy and daddy sometimes 🙂 Hope you had a good Cuppa for Cansa. Hugs xx

  8. October 7, 2010 12:19 PM

    Oh these are absolutely luscious and I am going to make these. Love cheese muffins but cheese scones only make the eating that much better! Delicious! And lovely to have participated with you in this most worthy event! xo

    • October 13, 2010 12:16 AM

      Thrilled also to be in such wonderful company as all the taste of yellow bloggers Jamie. Thanx so much. These scones are a delight! And the nice thing about them is that they can go for savory or sweet accompaniments 🙂 xx

  9. October 9, 2010 6:59 AM

    Hi Colleen
    Thanks for your compliments on my taste of yellow post.I am new to blogging and I am glad I found you via your comments.Wow it is so encouraging to hear someone start something for fun and love and then reach heights like you have, in organizing food blogging conferance in your country! Better to be amongst foodies than any oter group I say!
    Thanks once again,and you are my first soth african visitor!

    • October 13, 2010 12:19 AM

      Thank you vege, so nice to “meet” you! I have to agree with you that the foodie group are a wonderful bunch of bloggers. I have met so many lovely people through food blogging. I’m thrilled to hear that I am your first SA visitor. I hope you get many more. We are a friendly lot 🙂 I wish you many happy years of blogging. xx


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