you just want to put your fluffy pj's on, sit on the sofa and sip a nice cup of tea (or wine if you prefer..) and I think about a nice hearty chili with yummy cheddar scones.
I use ground turkey to make it "healthy", ground beef is just as good.
First I chop 2 medium onions, 1 bell pepper and 1 medium carrot (I put my veggies where I can)
Then put the veggies in the pot and cook for a little while
Add the meat and let it brown a little bit, turkey will not brown that much.
Then in go 3 cans of red beans and 1 can of chick peas (just because I like chick peas)
Add 1 can of crushed tomatoes, 2 chopped garlic cloves, 1 pouch of chili seasonings, salt and pepper.
And I add my secret ingredient....chocolate.
And voila, delicious and even better with cheese on top and a nice cheddar scone.
Cheddar scone recipe :
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
1 cup shredded cheddar
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons water
Preheat your oven to 375F
Combine all dry ingredients in food processor bowl.
Add the butter and pulse a few times.
Now I know I should be transfering the flour mixture in a bowl and do the rest by hand, but I just wanted to try to do everything in the food processor and see if it was OK, but I also was a little bit lazy.
So I added the cheddar and a little bit af dried basil (gives it a nice taste)
then add buttermilk and water
Pulse a few times until the dough comes together
Put the dough on a lightly floured work surface and pat into an 8-inch square or slightly round in my case
Cut into triangles and arrange scones on baking sheets, leaving about 1 inch in between. Brush each scone with the egg wash, and bake for 25 minutes.
Mmmm they come out so fluffy and delicous. Enjoy.