Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Savoury Cheese Scones

Hello again :)

It's me, Joanna a.k.a Piggy gal once again invading this space. I'm here with my second project. After baking muffins, I decided to try this cheese scones recipe from the very talented Aunty Gertrude.

When I stumbled upon this recipe from My Kitchen Snippets, I knew I had to try it out. It sounds exactly like something I'd love making and of course, eating. If you see the original recipe here, Aunty Gertrude made really nice heart shaped scones. Truth be told, I've been eyeing these star shaped cookie cutters of mum's for some time and what better occasion to lay my hands on them than this? Thus, I present to shaped savoury cheese scones.

I'm supposed to be the engineer at home but
credits to mum for engineering this star tower

Stars lined up in a march on the way to erm.......our stomachs...*wink*

It's a good thing I had ample practice crumbing butter thanks
to years of helping out with apple pie crusts......

A spoonful of cheddar makes the scones go yum.......

The scones came out great. The salty tang of cheddar went well with the fragrant herby aroma lacing every bite. Now I can at least say I've baked and not make it an April's Fool trick =p Thank you Aunty Gertrude for sharing such an awesome recipe :)

Savoury Cheese Scones - adapted from My Kitchen's Snippets

Ingredients :

2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
5 tbsp cold butter
1 red chili - finely chopped
2 tbsp of freshly chopped herbs (chives, rosemary,thyme or parsley)
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1 egg - beaten for brushing
Some sesame seeds or parmesan cheese - garnish

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in cheese and mix well.
2. Rub cold butter into flour mixture until it resemble coarse breadcrumbs. Add in chili and herbs. Beat 2 eggs with milk and add to flour mixture to form dough. Dough should be wet but not too sticky.
3. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface; knead just until dough comes together. Pat out dough to 1-inch-thick round. Using 2 1/2-inch-diameter cutter, cut out scones. Gather dough scraps and repeat. Transfer to prepared sheet.
4. Whisk the 1 egg in small bowl and brush over scones. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or parmesan cheese.
5. Bake scones until golden brown. Cool scones on sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to basket. Serve warm.


  1. ohh my gosh those scones look mm!

  2. This scones look very yummy! I love to eat scones and make it quite often. But savoury scones sound very new to me. I must try this as I love cheese too! I think they works very well together. Cheer!

  3. Oh, Piggy girl is started to follow her mumsy's step into baking. :)

  4. She does makes good looking scones and these savoury ones are very new to me too.

  5. Joanna, glad the scones turn out well. Savoury scones is not very comman but this scones goes really well with soup and stew.

  6. I love the shape of these delicious little scones. Such fun!

  7. I think savory scones are wonderful! These are great.

  8. Pearl : Haha, they're really something different and yum!

    Kitchen Corner : Yup, the cheese and herbs blend really well together. So try them

    Little inbox : :)

    ck Lam : thank you, they were new to me too hence the itch to try them out. :)

    icook4fun : Thank you again for the recipe and the tips :) Will try them the next time mum makes stew :P

    Dragon : Aren't stars the cutest? Just too bad the baking diminished all the pointy points

    Tangled Noodles : Yup, they're great :) No regrets

  9. Our family loves scones. I must try these savoury scones. The star-shaped scones looks fantastic.


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