These scones are something special. It's like a green chili biscuit with the sausage built in. If I was hosting anything in the morning/brunch, I would make these. I loved them so much that I went ahead and froze an unbaked batch for another day. The wicked good pepper seasoning is one of my favorite seasonings in my pantry. I add it to our pizzas, hamburgers patties, gravy, literally anything I can. Our local Market Street carries it, but it's also on Amazon.
You can use just a tablespoon of coarse black pepper, but this is a blend of different peppers and it's so great.
My favorite scone I have ever had was from this local coffee shop around the corner from my house. It was cheese, sausage, and so much pepper. I grew both of my children on those scones. They closed their doors a few years ago. I was thinking about those scones recently and thought..ya know I bet I could play on those flavors. And that is how these came to be. Savory scones are deeply underrated, and I happen to really have a hankering for them.
Green Chili Pepper Sausage Scones
Makes 8 scones
2 1/2 cups soft wheat fresh milled flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp Wicked Good Pepper blend
1 - 4 oz can diced mild green chilies
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
5 TBS cold butter
1 1/2 cup finely grated cheddar jack cheese
1 or 1 1/2 cups cooked breakfast sausage (about half a pound)
Cook breakfast sausage, and mince the meat to be very small.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Mill 1 3/4 cups soft wheat berries. Measure and mix all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Cut the butter into small pieces and use your hands to mix and press it into the flour.
Butter tip: Freeze the butter and use a cheese grater to make your little butter pearls.
Add the green chilies, heavy cream, sausage, and cheese. My husband always wants more sausage and less bread, so for him...1 1/2 cups of sausage. Mix with your hands until you can form a ball.
On a cookie sheet or stone, dust the pan with flour. You don't have to dust if you use the USA pans. Flatten the dough out into a flat circle that's about an inch thick. Cut into 8 slices and space them out on the cookie sheet so they aren't touching. Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes in the middle rack. Then reduce to 350 degrees and bake for 5 more minutes.
Serve alone, or drizzle some hot honey or dip in pure maple syrup! Enjoy this delicious and savory breakfast!