Cheesy Herb Savoury Scones

  • Author: Stacey Roberts | Veggie Mama
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 12 - 15 1x
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: English


When you feel like a little something different, ditch the jam and cream and welcome cheese and butter. These savoury scones are a must-have.



  • 2 cups self-raising flour (wholemeal is good too)
  • a pinch of salt and a few grindings of black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 30g butter
  • a handful of chopped chives
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • Extra milk, or a little cream, for glazing


  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  2. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture looks like sandy breadcrumbs.
  3. Add in the chives and cheese, and mix gently until dough just comes together. I like to do it the old-fashioned way, with two butter knives in a criss-crossing fashion. I don’t know if this works better than any other method, but I do it anyway!
  4. Tip onto a floured surface and pat the dough into a round about an inch high. Cut rounds out of dough and do that gentle swirling thing I mentioned earlier to puff them up a bit. Brush tops with milk or cream.
  5. Place scones almost touching on a greased tray and bake in a super-extra-hot oven (as high as it will go!) 15-20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and the bottoms sound hollow when tapped.
  6. Look, I’m not telling you to put lots of butter on yours when you crack it open fresh out the oven, but I’m going to put lots of butter on mine and I like to lead by example.

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