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It’s been a while since I’ve made some scones you guys. To be honest I don’t make them all that often because I can’t leave them alone. It’s so hard to resist those tender, flakey, carbolicious bites of bliss! If I had a house full of people or was serving them at a brunch it wouldn’t be a problem, but when there are only two people in your house, scones spell trouble. Last week I just couldn’t resist any longer, I had to bake a batch of these Havarti and Dried Cherry Skillet Scones.
While making scones isn’t new to me, baking them in a skillet and using a savory sweet combination is. Normally I stick with a sweet scone with some kind of fresh or dried fruit added in. This time however I wanted to make one that incorporated both savory and sweet flavors, this way I wasn’t as limited with what I could serve the scones with. Lucky for me Castello Cheese sent me some amazing Herbs and Spice Havarti to try out. Wow! This cheese is delicious! I’ve always loved havarti cheese, but the addition of the herbs and spices in this cheese really takes it to a whole new level. I appreciated the history of Castello Cheese, they’ve been around since 1893, their use of natural ingredients, and that they have 40 varieties of cheese!
So why did I decide to make Havarti and Dried Cherry Skillet Scones with the cheese? I wanted to try something new and different. Sure a cheesy pasta sauce or panini full of the havarti would have been delicious, but I wanted to be daring and get creative with this cheese. Making a savory and sweet scone was the perfect way to do that!
After sampling the cheese with numerous types of dried fruit…yes tasting cheese and fruit pairings together is a difficult job…I kid, I decided on dried cherries. There was something wonderful about the tart, slightly sweet cherries paired with the creamy, herb and spiced cheese that tasted amazing together. I kept the scone recipe simple and added some healthy adjustments to it to not only make these scones more hearty, but also a little more healthy. Since I knew I would wind up eating more than my share of them, I figured I better make them a little more figure friendly.
Once the dough was ready and ample chunks of the Herbs and Spice Havarti and dried cherries were running through it, I patted it out into a thick round disc then transferred it into a greased cast iron skillet. If you’ve never baked scones in a skillet before, you must! They get the most amazing crusty edge all around them, which was by far my favorite part. These Havarti and Dried Cherry Skillet Scones taste best warm with melted butter on them. Serve them with a bowl of hot soup, alongside some chicken and a salad, or they would be fabulous with an egg dish at your next brunch!
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