Dill scones with smoked salmon & cucumber relish

Dill scones with smoked salmon & cucumber relish

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 7-8 scones

Savoury scones are a great alternative to burger buns or bagels

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freeze scones only
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
365
protein
21g
carbs
48g
fat
10g
saturates
5g
fibre
4g
sugar
7g
salt
2.85g
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Ingredients

  • 200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 200g wholemeal plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 20g pack dill, half finely chopped
  • 50g unsalted butter, very cold and cut into cubes
  • 300ml milk, warmed, plus extra for brushing
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 200g pack smoked salmon slices and 300g pack soft cheese, to serve

For the pickle

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 100ml rice wine vinegar
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled
  • half red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1 mild red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)

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Method

  1. For the scones, heat oven to 230C/210C fan/gas 8 and lightly flour a baking sheet. Mix the flours, bicarb, chopped dill and 1 tsp fine salt in a large bowl, then rub in the butter until it disappears. Tip in the milk and stir briefly to a sticky dough.
  2. Scrape the dough onto a floured surface, dust the dough and your hands with more flour, then fold the dough over 2-3 times to smooth a little. Pat into a 4cm-deep round. Use a 7cm cutter to stamp out scones (see tip, below). Press trimmings together and repeat. Brush with milk, scatter with poppy seeds, then bake for 15-18 mins or until golden and well risen. Cool on a rack. As with all scones, these are best eaten on the day.
  3. For the pickle, stir sugar into vinegar until dissolved. Halve and deseed the cucumber, slice thickly, then toss with the vinegar, onion and chilli. Leave for at least 15 mins in the fridge. Can be made up to 24 hrs ahead. When ready to serve, tear remaining dill over the relish. Split scones, spread with soft cheese and top with a ribbon of salmon and a little relish.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2011

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philinbrighton's picture
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This was good. The scones were easy to put together, although I found the amount of liquid way too much and had to add more flour. The dill flavor didn't come through to strongly in the scones, but what was amazing was the relish. Wow, it really bought the whole dish together. If I was doing this again I might just toast ciabatta and serve smoked salmon, cream cheese and the relish instead of bothering with the scones.

janbomyers's picture
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Absolutely delicious! Completely agree with previous reviewer about the elements complimenting each other well.

eleanormayo's picture
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These are fantastic! I served them as part of a carpet picnic and they were by far the best of all 4 dishes. Don't be tempted to leave out any of the components as they all compliment each other so well.....

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