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Savory Spinach Ricotta Scones

Savory Spinach Ricotta Scones

  • Author: Marty
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 scones 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, grated
½ cup green onions, chopped
1/2 cup baby spinach, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
1 cup ricotta cheese
⅔ cup heavy cream
Egg wash; 1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika


Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Using your fingers(best tools ever), work the grated butter into the flour mixture until the consistency of coarse meal.
Stir in scallions, spinach, and fresh herbs. Add ricotta cheese, then add cream and stir until just combined.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 2 to 3 times.
Shape dough into a 9-inch circle. Slice into 8 wedges.
Transfer scone wedges to a parchment-lined baking sheet leaving space between the wedges. Brush tops liberally with egg wash. In a small bowl mix together the seas salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Sprinkle tops of egg washed scones with salt mixture, as much or little as you like.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until scones is golden brown.


Keywords: ricotta cheese, scones, bake, spinach, green onion, herbs, savory