Cake is the nature of our business… or more accurately sugar is. We spend our days whipping up a frenzy of sweet delights from multi-tiered cakes, perfect buttercream swirled cupcakes and dainty little macarons. Sometimes it’s a welcome break for us to bake up something lovely and savoury. So say hello to our rosemary, black pepper and cheddar cheese scones recipe! Perfect for the cooler days and nights coming up. These tasty scones are delicious lightly toasted and loaded up on butter or warmed and added to thick meaty stews.
Rosemary, black pepper and cheddar cheese scones recipe!
(makes roughly4-5 scones)
- 175g self-raising flour
- 25g butter
- salt & pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
- 1 medium egg
- 3 tablespoons milk (1 is to glaze the scones with)
- handful of grated cheddar cheese
01: Pre-heat your oven to 190 degrees C /375F / Gas Mark 5.
02: In a clean bowl mix together your dry ingredients (flour, seasoning, rosemary, grated cheese). Simply dump them in and stir together with a fork.
03: Add in the butter and then rub both the dry mix and butter together by hand to make a rough crumbly texture. You should start to smell some of the lovely fragrant ingredients right now!
04: Now you can add in your egg and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix until a firm yet slightly sticky dough forms.
05: Sprinkle a small amount of flour onto your surface and rolling pin before rolling out your savoury dough to a thickness of around 2cm. Before cutting out your portions make sure that the rolled out dough hasn’t stuck completely to the counter top. If it has use a palette knife to gently scrape and lift it off before sprinkling a little more flour underneath.
06: Use a circle pastry cutter (around 2 inches to 2.5 inches is a good size) to cut out your scones before adding a little more seasoning and some glaze to help them brown.
07: First brush a milk glaze on top of each scone so that they brown well in the oven. You can also glaze with a lightly beaten egg too.
08: Grind a little black pepper on top and add some fresh sprigs or leaves of rosemary before adding a small sprinkling of grated cheddar cheese. Now this wouldn’t be a good savoury cheese scones recipe without a mini mountain of cheese on top!
09: When ready place in the oven on the top shelf and bake for around 20-25 minutes until golden brown!
Voila! Lovely home baked savoury scones! You can even swap ingredients around for a variety of tasty combinations. Change the rosemary for dill and toast before smothering with cream cheese and sandwiching with smoked salmon. Or why not add chunks of goats cheese instead of cheddar and basil instead of rosemary?