Pistachio Scones with Mascarpone

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Pistachio Scones with Mascarpone
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 16 min.
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Ingredients

for
12
For the scones
150 grams Pastry flour
50 grams ground Pistachio
80 grams butter
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon Whipped cream
1 generous pinch salt
1 pinch chile peppers
For the mascarpone
250 grams Mascarpone
400 grams cream cheese
100 grams Whipped cream
salt
peppers
chopped, toasted Pistachio (to sprinkle)

Preparation steps

1.

Preheat the oven to 200°C (approximately 400°F).

2.

For the scones: Combine the ground pistachios, flour, butter, egg yolk, cream, salt and pepper in a bowl and chop with a knife until uniform. Quickly knead until smooth, cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes. 

3.

For the mascarpone: Beat the mascarpone and cream cheese until smooth. Whip the cream, season with salt and pepper and fold into the cheese mixture. Form into 12 balls.

4.

Divide the scone mixture into 12 portions, roll into balls, flatten slightly, place in 12 paper liners and bake for about 16 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool then top with the cheese balls. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios, pressing in lightly. Keep cool until ready to serve.