Ask a chef: Starfish's savoury scones

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Starfish's savoury scones
Makes 12

Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Photo by Peter McIntosh.

5 cups white flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
3 cups grated cheese
2 Tbsp dried basil
salt and cracked pepper
1 cup cream
3 cups baby spinach
1 red onion, chopped
water to bind



Combine all the dry ingredients and the spinach and onion.

Add cream, and then enough water so you have a stiff dough.

Mould into balls the size of a tennis ball and place on a greased tray.

Bake for approximately 15 minutes at 200degC.


Requested by Laurel Meikle, of Dunedin.

This recipe comes from Cushla Sullivan-Dodds, at Starfish at St Clair, in Dunedin.

If you have enjoyed a dish in an Otago cafe or restaurant and would like the recipe, write to Ask a Chef, Features, Otago Daily Times, PO Box 181, Dunedin, fax 474-7422, or email, including your name, address and a daytime telephone number, and we will request it.

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