Peter Rabbit’s Carrot & Radish Scones

Peter Rabbit Scones

Peter Rabbit’s Carrot, Radish, & Cheese Scones

  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Carrots, chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Diced Radish
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced Fresh Chives &/or Parsley (because Peter ate some in the story)
  • 1 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 Stick (8 Tbsp.) Butter, cubed & chilled
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 Cup Finely Shredded Sharp White Cheddar
  • 1 Egg White, beaten
  • Garlic Salt

Heat your oven to 375ºF. Line a large tray with parchment paper & spread the carrots & radishes on it evenly. Bake for about 15 minutes, & then remove & stir. Put the baked vegetables on a large plate & combine with the chives/parsley. Set aside until needed.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, onion powder, & pepper. Cut in the cubed butter using 2 forks, 2 butter knives, or a pastry blender until crumbly.

In a liquid measuring cup, whisk the heavy cream & 1 egg well. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredient bowl along with the vegetable mixture & the cheese. Stir until just combined but still a bit crumbly.

Lightly flour a flat work surface & ball the dough together. Plop the dough down & pat it into a disc about 1″ or so thick. You may cut into 6 equal wedges, or use a large circle cutter (reforming the dough to cut until it’s gone).

Place the cut dough on the large parchment-lined tray at least 1 1/2″ apart (if re-using the parchment used for the vegetables, flip it over first). Whisk the other egg + 1 Tbsp. water so that the egg is broken up well. Lightly brush the egg wash onto the dough & sprinkle with garlic salt (you can sprinkle a little extra cheese on top too if you’d like).

Bake at 375ºF for about 18-20 minutes, or until the tops are just beginning to turn golden. Great served with homemade butter or homemade spreadable cheese.

Peter Rabbit Scone cut Listen to the episode! Fiction Kitchen Episode 56: Peter Rabbit & Other Beatrix Potter Tales 

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