Cheese, Sage and Onion Savoury Scones
I realise these scones sound a little odd and festive but they are really tasty! Good for a snack hot with salted butter or instead of a sandwich for a lunchbox – add a little chutney and cheese in-between and it makes lunch a little more interesting!
- 1 heaped teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ a teaspoon of salt
- 350g self-raising flour
- 150g cheddar cheese
- 190ml milk
- 100g butter
- 1 egg
- 1 onion (very finely sliced and diced)
- About 5 or 6 Sage leaves (washed and thinly shredded)
- Heat your oven to 180C
- Mix all the dry ingredients together
- Cut the butter into cubes then rub it into the dry mixture
- Grate the cheese and add that and all the remaining ingredients to the bowl
- Mix all of these together to form a dough
- Tip the dough onto a floured surface and cut out 3 cm deep discs with a cutter. Place these scone discs on an oiled baking tray
- Place in the oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes. Check regularly to ensure the scones do not burn or brown too fast.
More details on Katy’s smallholding blog
Katy is a smallholder, cook and writer. She keeps Chickens, Bantams, Meat Rabbits and has a resident cat called Podge. She takes an interest in all aspects of homesteading and has written pieces for a number of magazines including Backwoods Home, Bushcraft, Country Smallholding, Home Farmer and Smallholder. Katy is a member of the Essex and Suffolk Poultry Club and has a Diploma in Countryside Management.