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Scones-with herbs-and cheese make a perfect breakfast!

Posted on April 6, 2010 by in baked goods

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Scones with herbs and cheese

Share Imagine! Steaming hot scones dripping with lashes of golden farm butter for breakfast. Sounds like something you would expect in a very fancy guest house or hotel, costing you a fortune? Oh no! You can have it in the comfort of your own home wearing nothing but your comfy PJ’s, because these scones can be made and baked in under 30 minutes and imagine the bliss on your family’s faces when they arrive in the kitchen to this gorgeous ring of scones.
I like basic recipes! You know, something like a basic quiche recipe that you can tweak and change to produce a Tomato, Ricotta and Spinach quiche or even an authentically South African Snoek Quicheeasy bread dough recipe Even an that can be effortlessly converted into rolls, calzones, pizza or a special picnic loaf  gets my vote any day. How about a flop proof vanilla sponge that can be changed into a cake, a delicious upside-down pudding ortrifle. These are the recipes I like… that I can be creative with in other words. Well this recipe for scones is such a recipe. I got this recipe from my aunt and it works with an old fashioned teacup. I suppose you can use precise measurements, but I like the informality of it all, so I use a plain old fashioned teacup.
Here goes….

Scones-with herbs-and cheese
Herb and Cheese Scones


500gr self raising flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
2 tsp sugar – more if you use this recipe for sweet scones
vegetable oil
125ml grated parmesan cheese
125ml grated mature cheddar
dry herbs of your choice
egg wash

Scones with herbs and cheese


Preheat oven to 200C. Break one egg into the teacup and then fill it half way with milk. Now add oil until the cup is full. Pour the content of the cup in a bowl and repeat the process with the other egg. Take a whisk and whisk the egg mixture well adding the sugar halfway through the beating process.
Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder and add the cheeses and herbs. Mix well, add the egg mixture and use a knife to “cut” the egg mixture into the flour. Try not to handle too much. When mixed, throw the dough out onto a floured surface and shape into individual scones or make a scone ring like I have done. Use a big knife and cut the scone wheel into wedges. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle some of the dry herbs over the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes and serve with nothing but farm butter and a steaming mug of hot coffee.

Scones with herbs and cheese

For the sweet version of this scone recipe, click here!

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10 Responses to “Scones-with herbs-and cheese make a perfect breakfast!”

  1. Marisa 6 April 2010 at 11:39 am #

    I can almost smell those scones! Mmmmmmmmmm

  2. elra 6 April 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    Scones and butter, and only take less then 30 minutes to make? Loving it! And that butter, golden and fresh from the farm? Lucky you Nina. In the U.S, our butter is white, I know, it's pretty unappetizing, right?

  3. Robyn 6 April 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    Mmmm I never thought to make savoury scones… What a fantastic idea. Looks scrummy.

  4. ♥peachkins♥ 6 April 2010 at 4:35 pm #– a perfect morning!

  5. Bellini Valli 7 April 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    Savoury scones are my favourite and I am always looking for recipe perfection.

  6. Mesothelioma 7 April 2010 at 5:44 pm #

    Thanks for the variations of scones and other quiche recipes. This looks great.

  7. Peter M 8 April 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    Just how scones should be – crisp outside with a fluffy center…and buttered of course!

  8. Proud Italian Cook 9 April 2010 at 3:29 am #

    You had me at steamy hot dripping with butter! Nina you're killing me with that photo!

  9. Jeanne @ CookSister! 23 April 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    Mmmmm, scomes – even better when they are cheesy! This reminds me a lot mf my mom's recipe, which was the first thinkg I ever learnt to bake!

  10. Anonymous 29 October 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    But what type of dry herb can is use?

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