All the cheesy scones

I’m so obsessed with savoury bakes at the moment. They’re great because they take literally minutes to throw together and you can just use up whatever’s in the cupboard. I was going to put chorizo in these, but in the end didn’t purely because it would have doubled the prep time chopping a bit to throw in. Such a lazy day yesterday.

As usual, quantities are estimated as I just threw these together…

Cheese and Nut Scones

scones, baking, cheese, savoury

  • 225g flour
  • dash of baking powder
  • 55g butter
  • About 60g cheese (whatever you’ve got but stilton is ace)
  • 1 egg
  • Handful of black pepper cashews
  • Milk to bind


  • Throw the flour, baking powder and butter into the food processor to make breadcrumbs. I also added some cayenne pepper, but whatever herbs or spices you like would be a welcome addition.
  • Crumble in the cheese and add the egg, pulse briefly to combine.
  • Throw in the cashews and then with the machine on dribble in a couple of tablespoons of milk until the dough starts to come together.
  • You could roll out and shape but I just did it by hand to save faff. You could also add a milk or egg wash for a more golden finish.
  • Bake for about 12-15 minutes until done.



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