AS IN, cheesy tomato summer biscuits. Like, look at that cheese.
These are going to ruin you so good, so pony up, pigeons.
We’re making basic scones, but adding an obscenely vibrant caprese twist that will have your heads falling off.
La-heeeeeeet us peepeth.
I know it looks like a lot (it might not look like a lot to you bakers, but to non-bakers like me it sort of looks like a lot, but maybe it’s just in my head. never mind.), but it really only looks like a lot because it’s a photo of the lot. A lot a lot. Ha! Oh.
Anyway, here are the ingredients. I’m fine, how are you?!
So that butter is COLD. What I did was cube it early and then stick it back in the fridge so that when it came time to use it, it was cold again. Basically this noggin is on tour, you guys.
You’ll mix the dry ingredients of course. Then flake in the cold cold butter cubes with your fingers until it’s all teeny tiny little crumbs. Smell the dough right now. Isn’t it glorious? Ah know.
Then we’ll add in the chopped cherry tomatoes, the cubed mozzarella, the whisked egg and milk and woooork it work it. You’ll have to add a lot more flour since the tomatoes are absurdly juice, but just keep adding and working it. It will come together, trust.
Then we’ll just use a pastry cutter, divide the mound into eight pieces and place them on a rimmed baking sheet. We can already tell that we’ll have some mozzarella oozage (oozage?), but isn’t that what we’re here for?
First of all, that cheese is enough to do anyone in. Secondly, the scones are gorgeously studded with ripe cherry tomatoes and what little summer mouth bursts they are! Are you even looking? Look. And look at the pink color that the biscuits have turned into. Pretty in pink, right?
These are fantaaaastic. A pop of basil brightness, buttery, flaky biscuit dough, juicy tomatoes and melted, oozy mozzarella that have you seeing stars. All of the stars. All of ’em.
Your new favorite summer brunch go-to?
I dare you not to obsess.