Every year, my husband asks me what I will be making for my Super Bowl tea party. It's a joke, but I like to take it as a challenge. So, here is this year's addition to the very specialized recipe genre of Super Bowl Tea Party foods:
Super Bowl Scones
(smoked sausage scones)
2 1/3 Cups of unbleached white flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound of smoked sausage, cut into thin rounds and then each round piece cut into fourths
1/2 Cup finely chopped onions
1/2 Cup finely chopped bell pepper
4 Tablespoons butter
3/4 Cup heavy cream
2 egg yolks
1 Tablespoon yellow prepared mustard
1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Fry sausage pieces and set aside. Fry onions and peppers in the sausage grease and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add sausage, onions, and peppers and stir to coat with flour. Cut in butter with a fork. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg yolks and 3/4 cup cream. Add the egg yolk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until all of the flour has been dampened. Don't over mix. It's o.k. if the dough is a little sticky.
Place dough on a floured board and roll out to about a one-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Leave a half inch or more between each scone.
Brush each scone with the honey-mustard glaze and bake about 20-25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.