November 23, 2010

it's never too early for hot sauce!

After years of being anti-scone, I've decided they may be one of the most ideal breakfast foods. They provide your meat, cheese, and bread all in one handy-dandy triangle.


Plus, there's nothing like the zing of hot sauce to peel your eyes open first thing in the morning!

That's right. I took my now go-to savory scone recipe and tweaked it a bit, using turkey and provolone and squirting in a nice dose of my now go-to hot sauce, Cholula.


Have you heard of this stuff? I was sent all four flavors (original, chili lime, garlic, and chipotle) to sample and review, and I'm quite comfortable saying that each one is fantastic. I thought the chipotle version might work best in these scones, and I stand by that decision. It supplied just enough zip to get my blood flowing and spice up my breakfast wedge.

Crags and craters of cheesy chew-phoria.

Incidentally, the other flavors are terrific too, and so versatile. Chili Lime Bloody Mary, anyone?

Spicy Scones for the Slow Waker-Upper
3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
1 cup buttermilk
two or three or twelve squirts of hot sauce
1 cup provolone cheese, shredded
1 cup ham, chopped

Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine the dry ingredients and cut in the butter until a coarse, crumbly mixture is formed. Mix in the buttermilk, hot sauce, cheese, and ham using a fork until everything is moistened and then turn the batter out onto a floured surface. Form into 2 6-inch wide disks. Apply an egg wash and sprinkle with salt and pepper, then cut each disk into 6 wedges. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.

56 comments:

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

I am totally on board with the use of hot sauce in scones. Scones really don't get enough respect, sometimes I think they even appear wussy--hopefully the hot sauce will toughen them up. As would a bloody mary.

Chanel11 said...

I have never heard of that stuff - for some reason hot sauce just isn't really around Down Under, but it should be!

jose manuel said...

Interesante receta y desconocida para mí.

Saludos

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great scones! I cannot live without hot sauce.

Cheers,

Roas

Amy @ cookbookmaniac said...

I am not one to be picky about what I eat first thing in the morning. You will often find me downing a hot bowl of noodles as breakfast without a hint of shame. These scones look delicious!

lisa is cooking said...

I'm so excited you've come around to scones! And, scones with hot sauce brings two of my favorite things together. Perfect breakfast.

Albany Jane said...

Yes, yes, yes, yes, YESH.

Half Baked said...

Cholula is a staple at my house too. My husband loves it sooo much that we jokingly refer to it as "the other women"
He'd love this scone for sure!

LilSis said...

We LOVE Cholula at my house! It's in the frig right next to the Frank's Red Hot and the Sriracha. I have one or the other on my egg whites most mornings.

I wish I had a piece of your scone right now! It looks like it would melt in your mouth...

Kay Heritage said...

Looks yummy! Love the simplicity of the recipe for such a busy season. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Grace!

foodhoe said...

wow, does that sound delicious... I'll take two please.

Melanie said...

Looks delish and I love the idea of a chipotle hot sauce. Chipotle must be the flavor of the gods, I'm sure of it.

Faith said...

There's nothing like a delicious spicy scone to knock your socks (and your tastebuds!) off in the morning! This looks fantastic, Grace!

Bridgett said...

Love that sauce, it is definitely good stuff. Bring these on!

Juliana said...

Oh Grace, still very early for lunch, but after reading your post I feel SO SO hungry...the hot scones sound and look delicious, mouthwatering :-)

Ms. Meanie said...

So interesting! I never even thought about a savory scone...I almost pictured them being somewhat sweet. What a great idea for breakfast.

The Blonde Duck said...

That's my kind of scone!

Marjie said...

I don't know that I can do hot sauce in the morning. As for the rest of it, what's not to love?

Happy Thanksgiving, Grace.

Xiaolu said...

Mmmm I loves me some scones AND spicy food. I actually think I have had this brand and quite enjoyed it. Only the traditional variety though. Very intrigued by the others now.

oneordinaryday said...

I definitely like the idea of a savory scone to start my day.

Hungry Dog said...

Delightful. I am a big fan of savory scones--and did I see ham in the ingredient list?!

5 Star Foodie said...

Those are excellent savory scones, wonderful with the spice of the hot sauce!

Carolyn Jung said...

I admit that most of my scone experiences have involved sweet, fruity ones. But a spicy one does sound pretty darn good, too.

Silver Strands said...

Mmmm! I have never had a savory scone ... CAN'T WAIT TO TRY!
oxoxo
Denalee

Danielle said...

I have some original sauce in my fridge!! My kids require a steady supply. And wow...Loving this savory scone :)
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Lucie said...

Oooh--I miss Cholula hot sauce so much! These scones look super scrumptious, and not only for breakfast!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Scones are so the bomb! I made something with a scone topping today! :D

Barbara said...

LOVE scones! Any kind. Any time of day.
But with hot sauce, cheese and ham? Forget the waking up...I'm wanting this for lunch. Maybe dinner.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Grace.

(Another blogger was writing about fairy blogmothers...bloggers who have supported and encouraged from the start. I always think of you that way!)

shaz said...

Chew-phoria! Oh Grace, I do love the way your write. And some hot sauce would definitely wake me up in the morning, I need all the help I can get!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Pam said...

I've never had a savory scone before... my hot sauce loving husband will dig these.

Jennifurla said...

Newest follower! Nice to meet you.

vanillasugar said...

love this concept! you know i would too right? mean seriously a great way to kick up a scone. good stuff momma!

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

I love hot sauce, I love scones, now the two together is a match made in heaven. Great post and thanks for sharing.

Donna-FFW said...

Wishing you a happy thanksgiving.

Lori said...

Ah, glad to hear you have come around to scones. So now try my maple ones and I will try these savory lovelies.

I love chulula. One of my favorite hot sauces.

Heidi - Apples Under My Bed said...

hmmm Grace if anyone can get me to try these flavours for breakfast it might just be you. Still not sure how I feel about it though :)
Heidi xo

Foodessa said...

Just a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper gets my blood flowing...I could only imagine the fire after your selection. LOL. Some of us are unfortunately not blessed with strong tummies...sigh.

I do like how you combined it with those scones. Happy eating and Happy Thanksgiving grace ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

bellini valli said...

Savoury scones are my favourite, although I have not been known to turn down a sweet one either. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for.

Bunny said...

There's a woman I work with that puts hot sauce on everything, and I mean everything. This sounds so good Grace. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Effie (: said...

Nice Scones~ Never tried savoury ones though but it still looks incredibly delicious!

Joanne said...

mmm girl I like the way you think. This is definitely a complete breakfast in wedge form. With a hint of knock your socks off spice. Can't go wrong there.

Ingrid said...

Mmmm, wish I could reach in and grab one. I'm sitting here hungry at work.

Happy Friday!
~ingrid

kat said...

My husband would want these every morning!

marla@familyfreshcooking.com said...

The ham & hot sauce make for a dang great scone girl. For any time of day. I have never had a spicy scone, hmmmm. Time to try one :)

kimberleyblue said...

I've never been a fan of scones, but I am a fan of hot sauce! I will does my scrambled eggs in hot sauce - it would be nice to have some spicy scones to eat them with. These could change my mind about scones...

Kerstin said...

I always prefer savory over sweet for breakfast so these are right up my alley - yum! My hubby would especially love that hot sauce in there too.

Chef Dennis said...

spicy scones sound so very very good!
I love that hot sauce, it has such a nice flavor, what a great choice for the scone!

Velva said...

I love buttery scones and I am thinking I could take a leap and enjoy a spicy scone with my breakfast. You are bringing traditional scones to a new level. Nice!

Jaime said...

wow what a creative way to use hot sauce!

tasteofbeirut said...

I have bought this brand of hot sauce, which I like a lot; did not know all these varieties were available.
Also the idea of that savory scone got my attention!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

These look great! I love the little addition of smokey chipotle sauce...yum!

Mimi said...

While these may be great for an eye opener in the morning, I think mini ones would be perfect for happy hour. Now Velva need to mix up a cocktail to go along.
Mimi

retro sweets said...

I hate scones. I don't like its name either. :(

Deborah said...

I love the addition of the sauce to these scones!

Gloria said...

aaah! Grace this look amazing and delicious! gloria

Chef Fresco said...

We are pretty much fans of all hot sauce. This stuff is pretty good, I'd agree.