Recipe: Savoury Scones

I know I have posted more than one scone recipe but sometimes more of a meaty, colourful scone is desired. Obviously, you could just use a different recipe and add ham or bacon but when we tried this recipe I thought the dough was particularly good so thought it would be worthwhile putting this one up too. It’s a good way of getting rid of some of the scraggly leftover vegetables accumulated throughout the week into a definite comfort food.


  • 4 c self-raising flour
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 100 g chilled, unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3 slices of ham, chopped
  • 6 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 capsicum, finely chopped
  • 2 c grated cheese (tasty cheese is the most flavorsome)
  • 1.5 c milk


  1. 180°C fan bake. Grease and flour a baking tray (or just use baking paper)
  2. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the cayenne pepper and rub in the butter with your fingers until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in the ham, spring onion, capsicum and 1.5 c of the cheese. Season well with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the milk, stirring it so that it is just combined – don’t over mix.
  5. Place balls of the mixture onto the tray. Sprinkle with cheese and brush the top with milk. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden.

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