WHAT YOU'LL NEED
2 cups flour
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 Tbs sugar
4 Tbs everything bagel seasoning*, divided
10 Tbs unsalted butter, very cold
1/2 cup cream + 1 Tbs, for brushing
3 oz (85 grams) cream cheese, very cold
3 scallions, green parts only, thinly sliced
*Personally, I used “Everything But the Bagel” seasoning from Trader Joes that I brought back with me from America. If you don’t have access to a Trader Joes or don’t live in the United States, here’s a recipe to make your own bagel seasoning for this recipe. Or for anything.
In a small bowl, mix 2 tsp each (makes 4 Tbs) :
Black sesame seeds
White sesame seeds
Dried onion (flakes not powder)
Dried garlic (flakes not powder)
WHAT YOU'LL DO
First, put your cream cheese and butter in the freezer to get extra cold. This will help you cut it and keep its shape in the scone mix.
Next preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
In a medium sized bowl mix your flour, baking powder, half (2 Tbs) of your everything bagel seasoning, and sugar. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk your eggs and cream. Set aside.
Remove your butter from the freezer. Cut into small cubes (or alternately grate it on a cheese grater) and add to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your hands, cut in the butter until you have small, smashed pea sized bits of butter remaining.
Remove your cream cheese from the freezer. Dice into small 1/4-1/2 inch cubes. Toss gently into the butter & flour mixture and toss to coat and evenly distribute the cream cheese pieces. Add in the chopped scallions and do the same.
Lastly, add in the egg and cream mixture. Mix with a few turns of a spatula, until the dry ingredients are moistened and the dough comes together but don’t overmix.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently if the dough doesn’t stick together. With floured hands, shape into a flattened circle. Cut the circle into quarters and then in half again to form 8 wedges.
Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet at least 2 inches apart from each other. Brush the tops with a pastry brush dipped into the remaining tablespoon of cream (or milk if you prefer).
Then sprinkle your remaining 2 Tbs of Everything Bagel seasoning on the tops of the brushed scones.
Bake for 14-15 minutes, or until golden and crisp on edges.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool. These are best enjoyed slightly warm or at room temperature.