So when I get an email asking if I want to try cheese I immediately reply saying yes! Le Rustique sent me a hamper of wonderful spring time Camembert and a wonderful recipe for Camembert Scones for me to try!
Le Rustique are celebrating spring with an edition of their cheese made with milk from the season. To celebrate they’ve also released a wonderful recipe for these Camembert Scones in association with the wonderful food blogger Lavender and Lovage.
- 450g Self-raising flour, sieved
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- ½ tsp Sea salt
- 100g Unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 150g Le Rustique Camembert, diced
- 1 small eating apple, peeled, cored and grated
- 200ml milk mixed with 2 large beaten egg
- Poppy seeds
- Pre-heat oven to 220C/450F/Gas mark 7 and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
- Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together and then rub in the butter until it resembles bread crumbs. (Or use a food processor).
- Stir in the Le Rustique Camembert and apple and add just enough of the milk and egg mixture to make a soft dough, it should not be too sticky.
- Reserve the remaining milk and egg mixture for the glaze.
- Gather the dough into a ball and place in a floured work surface; roll out gently to a thickness of about 2cm and stamp out the scones with a 5cm scone cutter. Gather together all the offcuts and continue to stamp out scones until all the dough is used up.
- Place the scones onto the prepared baking sheet and brush them with the egg and milk mixture before scattering some poppy seeds over the top.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until they are well risen and golden brown.
- Cool for a few minutes on a wire rack before serving warm with more cheese and onion chutney.
Le Rustique Camembert Scones celebrate the use of honey with cheese, and suggest serving these scones with honey butter (butter and honey whipped together). For me it was a little sweet, but definitely worth a try because you might enjoy. I have a few more Le Rustique recipes to try, check back for a recipe for Brie Parcels next week!
Are you a Le Rustique fan? Have you made cheesy scones before? Would you try these? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Thanks to Le Rustique for the cheese and recipe to share. As ever all photos and the other words are my own.