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Starfish's savoury scones
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.
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