Cheddar jalapeño scones

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Serves 8-8
Ingredients:
120g cold butter , cubed
2 jalapeño peppers , deseeded and chopped
100g Cheddar , cubed
250g plain flour
1tbsp baking powder
1/2tsp salt
120ml cream
3 eggs

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C/180˚C fan/gas mark 6. Melt 10g of the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat and cook the jalapeños for two minutes until soft.
  2. Add the jalapeños to a small bowl with the Cheddar. Add one tablespoon of the flour and toss to coat.
  3. Combine the rest of the flour with the baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the rest of the butter and rub it in with your fingers until crumbly.
  4. Whisk the cream and two of the eggs in a bowl, then stir it into the flour mixture until it comes together as a dough.
  5. Fold in the Cheddar and jalapeños.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently for 30 seconds. Roll and shape the dough until it is about 2cm thick, then cut out circles using a biscuit cutter. Place on a baking tray.
  7. Beat the remaining egg with a teaspoon of water and brush over the tops of the scones. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.

Nutritional Information:
Per Serving: 278kcals, 15.7g fat (9.2g saturated), 25.8g carbs (0.7g sugars), 8.6g protein, 1g fibre, 0.43g sodium