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    Country Style California Olive, Thyme and Cheese Scones/Biscuits

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    16 mins

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    French Tart's Note:

    This Californian olive recipe was sent to me by some lovely Bed and Breakfast guests (now good friends), who come from Temecula in California. They have stayed with us a couple of times now and love this part of SW France, and the food and wine! They grow olives and avocados, and regularly send me a selection of "California Growers" recipe leaflets, magazines and cookbooks, as well as a box of avocados every year! Always a treat! I have made these scones/biscuits several times now for appetisers and nibbles, as well as for picnics - they are delicious when eaten warm with fresh butter, mustard and ham. I make these with French olives, but I am sure my friends don't mind!

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    Serves: 4-6


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    1. 1
      Combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter with a fork or your fingers until mixture resembles looks like tiny pebbles.
    2. 2
      Stir in California Ripe Olives, chopped fresh thyme and cheddar cheese. Pour in buttermilk and knead just until dough comes together.
    3. 3
      Roll out on a lightly floured surface to about 1-inch thick. Cut into discs with a 3-inch scone/biscuit cutter and place onto a baking sheet.
    4. 4
      Bake in a 235C or 475F oven for 9-11 minutes until golden brown and well risen.
    5. 5
      Serve warm with butter, or mustard and sliced ham.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 07, 2010


      Mmm, another wonderful treat from your kitchen! Yum, Yum, Yum, these scones were just delicious!!!! They had such a great herby, cheesy flavour and a great texture! The otuside was crisp and crunchy and the inside flaky. Just like a scone should be! I omitted the optionals, used all whole spelt flour and subbed sun-dried tomatoes for half the olives as I dont care for them all that much. But other than that I stuck to your recipe and it turned out just fabulous! I will be making these again and again and again! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing yet another winner with us, FT! Made and reviewed for Veggie Swap #23 June 2010.

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    • on March 07, 2010


      Outstanding!!!! I love this scones and will be making them again and again. The ingredients are perfect. Thank you so much for posting this beauty! Made for Photo Swap #8.

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    • on August 16, 2009


      I just tried the scones for breakfast-so easy to make, and really flakey. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Country Style California Olive, Thyme and Cheese Scones/Biscuits

    Serving Size: 1 (128 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 479.2
    Calories from Fat 205
    Total Fat 22.8 g
    Saturated Fat 13.2 g
    Cholesterol 57.3 mg
    Sodium 892.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 57.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 2.5 g
    Protein 10.9 g

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