Monday Night’s Watch: Game of Thrones Scones

After missing last week’s Monday Night’s Watch I had to bake for this one even though we aren’t able to watch the episode tonight since we’re traveling.  What could be more appropriate for Game of Thrones than scones – specifically caramelized onion and thyme scones shaped like crowns for all the many contenders for the Iron Throne.

Like many of my recipes, this one came from taste.com.au, the Australian cousin of taste.com.  A good scone is a wonderful thing – best eaten warm fresh out of the oven with a bit of butter or your other favorite topping of choice.  As an added bonus, they don’t have any yeast so there’s no need to wait for the dough to rise.  Plus, they seem like something all our favorite characters would eat, and Hot Pie would make (shaped like direwolves).

Scones 3

Ingredients

  •  80g butter, chopped, chilled
  •  3 cups self-raising flour
  •  1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus a few teaspoons extra (separate)
  •  1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  •  1 teaspoon ground pepper
  •  1 cup milk
  •  1/3 cup caramelized onions
  •  Milk, for brushing

Scones 1

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 395F/200C/180C fan.  Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.  Stir in the Parmesan, thyme, and pepper.
  • Make a well in the mixture and add the milk.  Using a butter knife, stir until the dough just comes together.  Add the caramelized onion and fold it into the mixture.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Knead it gently to form a 2cm-thick round.  With a butter knife, cut crowns from the dough, re-shaping the scraps to cut more crowns.  Place the crowns, just touching, on a lightly greased baking tray.  Sprinkle a little Parmesan on top of each crown.

Scones 2

  • Brush the crowns lightly with milk.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and the scones sound hollow when tapped.  Transfer them to a wire rack to cool for 5-10 minutes, then serve warm.

Scones 5

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