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Fig and Goat Cheese Scones

Everybody Must Get Scones

On a recent trip to my local farmers market, I discovered a bunch of beautiful baskets overflowing with figs. Figs have a quick season, so I knew I had to make something pronto! Rather than bake or poach the fruit as I usually do, I wanted to try something new.

I decided to alter Nicole's strawberry-goat cheese scone recipe with my farmers' market figs. The figs perfectly complemented the subtle flavor of the creamy goat cheese.

I opted for a drop-style biscuit rather than a traditional wedge scone, but regardless of the shape it tasted delicious! To learn how to make these simple and scrumptious scones

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Fig & Goat Cheese Scones

Fig & Goat Cheese Scones

Fig & Goat Cheese Scones

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. sugar
1/3 cup butter, chilled and cut into large pieces
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
3/4 cup diced figs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  2. Gently add in butter and toss to coat. Using your finger tips, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles very coarse sand.
  3. Add about 1/2 cup milk and goat cheese and stir, adding additional milk if necessary, until dough comes together into a slightly sticky ball.
  4. Mix the figs in gently by hand, lightly kneading the dough to evenly distribute the fruit.
  5. For a drop biscuit-like form, make 2-inch balls of dough, placed on the cookie and flattened to 1-inch thickness. For a more traditional scone shape, place dough on prepared baking sheet and press down into a disc that is about 1-inch thick. Use a sharp knife to cut dough into 6 triangles. Separate slightly, giving them room to spread, and place pan in the oven.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until scones are light gold on top. Let cool on a wire rack before serving. Scones can be served warm or at room temperature.

Makes 12 drop-style scones.


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Food Food 8 years
So glad you guys love the title! Fuzzles comment! :rotfl: Mominator, if you have never tried goat cheese, it is one of my absolute favorite things to always have on hand. It is delicious if crumbled in salad or on top of tomato soup. You can also easily roll it around in fresh herbs and served it with crackers. The goat cheese itself is super creamy and a little tangy/tart like a plain yogurt almost! Let me know what you think of it once you have tried it!
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
That's a great title. And a great post. I do indeed love scones. My girlfriend makes the most amazing scones. It's a shame she lives so far away...
PamiP PamiP 8 years
haha yeah this title totally made me laugh while pretending to work
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 8 years
ironically the xkcd comic for the day had to do with scones.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
I broke down and bought a scone pan to get the perfect little triangles. It gets much more use than my muffin pan.
llendril llendril 8 years
hee hee. awesome, fuzzles. =D
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
llendril, Me too! (In best Bob Dylan voice) They'll scone you when your at the breakfast table. They'll scone you when you are young and able. They'll scone you when you're trying to make a buck. They'll scone you and they'll say good luck. Bottom line is simply that everybody must get sconed! ;)
llendril llendril 8 years
i cracked up when i read the title of this post. very nice. ;)
mominator mominator 8 years
The only scones I have tried are blueberry (YUM!) and lemon. Never fig. May have to try this one. I have never had goat cheese. What does it taste like? I too love that it is the drop method.
cyrizzle cyrizzle 8 years
makes me miss the fig tree that used to be in my backyard.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
Yummers, another winner and I love the drop idea. I usually make the dough and hubby does the wedges cause I'm no good at it. Now I can drop them myself. I usually eats figs and bleu cheese, wonder how that would be in a scone?
mrsmiller mrsmiller 8 years
I know what I'm making this weekend!
wren1 wren1 8 years
I love figs with goat cheese. These look delicious! :drool:
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