Cheddar and Fresh Black Pepper Scones

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by alijen

A savory version of scones. Best served warm as an accompianment to almost any meal. They taste almost like baking powder buscuits, but better!

Top Review by Lusil

Good, however these didn't turn out as well as I thought they would. I think it may have been my fault, because I didn't have unsalted butter, so I used salted. I have heard you should NEVER bake with salted butter, so I think that may have been the problem. They were flavorful, just the texture wasn't quite right. I will try these again using the right type of butter and report back. Thanks Alijen!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  3. Cut in the butter and cheese.
  4. Stir in the black pepper.
  5. Refrigerate the dough for half an hour.
  6. Gently stir in the buttermilk or yogurt.
  7. Gather the mixture into a ball with your hands, and on a well-floured surface roll or pat the dough into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle approximately 3/4-inch thick.
  8. Grease a baking sheet.
  9. Using a large spatula, or a couple of spatulas, transfer the dough to the baking sheet.
  10. Use a dough scraper, baker's bench knife or a knife to cut dough into 1 1/2-inch squares.
  11. Separate the squares slightly on the baking sheet.
  12. Brush each square with a little milk, if using.
  13. Bake the scones in oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they're very lightly browned.

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