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13th October 2016 // 2 Comments

Recipe: Rosemary, Black Pepper and Cheddar Cheese Scones!

Rosemary, black pepper and cheddar cheese scones recipe

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 scones recipe

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

Cheddar and rosemary scones recipe

01: Pre-heat your oven to 190 degrees C /375F / Gas Mark 5.

Rosemary, black pepper and cheese scones recipe

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.

Cracked pepper and rosemary scones

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.

Rosemary scones recipe by Juniper Cakery

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!

Recipe for savoury cheese scones

09: When ready place in the oven on the top shelf and bake for around 20-25 minutes until golden brown!

Rosemary and cheddar scones recipe by Juniper Cakery

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?

29th August 2014 // 0 Comments

Naked Cake with Rosemary & Candied Lemon Slices!

Every year we’re asked to create a birthday cake that utilises less fondant and sugar for the same diabetic client. This year, eager to try out the latest of cake trends, we whipped up this gloriously colourful naked birthday cake with them in mind! It’s a vanilla, lemon and white chocolate naked cake adorned with a flurry of roses, fruits and herbs!

Naked birthday cake by Juniper Cakery

Pretty naked cake by Juniper Cakery

Decorating a freshly baked cake with bright roses, berries and sprigs of rosemary instantly added a touch of rustic glamour to the vanilla layers sandwiched with our whipped lemon oil and white chocolate buttercream! For a late summer birthday we opted for the most vibrant roses we could source so that this cake would feature some lovely pops of colour throughout.

Buttercream naked cake by Juniper Cakery

We used sprigs of freshly cut rosemary, blueberries, cherries, candied lemon slices, and bright roses to adorn this vanilla pod infused cake. The rosemary makes a rather fabulous (and edible) way of adding a feather-like aspect to the design. For future naked cakes we simply love the idea of covering the odd blueberry with decadent gold leaf, adding aromatic cinnamon sticks, using exotic star fruit slices and large sage leaves to add a quirky slant on the usual decoration of fruits and flowers!

The cake was placed on a quilted and sugar pearl studded board that was then trimmed with a luxurious liquid gold ribbon finished with a bow! We loved the idea of pairing the bright coloured roses with a little bit of gold and some Chanel influenced quilting for glamorous touch.

Gorgeous rose decorated naked cake by Juniper Cakery

Some other fabulous ideas for more unusual naked cakes include red velvet layers, vanilla cakes filled with sprinkle infused buttercream, or a dark chocolate cake paired with a salted caramel and Nutella buttercream; perfect for the discerning and adventurous epicurean!

Rosemary and lemon naked cake by Juniper Cakery