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Savoury Cheese & Spring Onion Scones

Savoury Cheese & Spring Onion Scones

I whipped these up on the morning of Eid for breakfast! These are such a nice change from sweet scones, serve them with caramelised onion or tomato jam and a variety of cheeses. You can find the original recipe here.


  • 225g self raising flour (or 225g cake flour, 2 tsp baking powder and 3/4 tsp salt)
  • 1/2 tsp salt if you used SR flour
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tsp mustard sauce
  • 80g finely grated cheese (gouda, mature cheddar)
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped.
  • 1 egg
  • 100ml buttermilk/ amasi


  1. Heat oven to 220ยบC. Rub butter into flour (or all dry ingredients) until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add grated cheese and spring onion.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk egg, buttermilk and mustard together.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add all egg mixture except 1 Tb. Mix until the dough forms a ball shape.
  4. Sprinkle flour on your work surface and knead briefly until smooth.
  5. Flatten into a 2cm thick circle/square, cut into quarters then half each quarter diagonally so you are left with 8 pieces/triangles.
  6. Brush with 1Tb of remaining egg mixture. Optional to top with extra grated cheese.
  7. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes until well risen, golden and sound hollow when tapped. They should be dark golden brown on the bottom.
  8. Eat while warm and enjoy!

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