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Savoury Scones

a savoury scone batch, on a white plate

savoury scones

not just cheese!
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 27 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: English
Keyword: budget meals, cheap family recipes, savoury
Servings: 17 scones
Cost per portion 6p
Calories: 73.02kcal
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  • 30 g cheddar cheese
  • 30 ml vegetable oil
  • 200 g self raising flour
  • 60 g lard
  • 30 g oats instant oats
  • 20 ml vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • Mix together the flour, cereal and salt and rub in the lard.
  • Stir in the cheese and then the oil, vinegar, water, mustard to get a soft dough. The mustard really intensifies the cheesiness of the scones.
  • Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly.
  • Pat out to a round 2cm thick. Use a 1.5in cutter to stamp out rounds and place on the baking sheet.
  • Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use it all up.
  • Brush the tops of the scones with a little salt water.
  • Bake for 12 minutes until well risen and golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Click here to starta 12 minute timer
  • We made 17 from this batch. Make 4 batches of these in the month.


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Nutrition Facts
savoury scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73.02 Calories from Fat 24
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.69g4%
Saturated Fat 1.86g12%
Cholesterol 1.85mg1%
Sodium 15.26mg1%
Potassium 25.67mg1%
Carbohydrates 9.96g3%
Fiber 0.6g3%
Sugar 0.08g0%
Protein 2.2g4%
Vitamin A 194.82IU4%
Vitamin C 1.25mg2%
Calcium 23.59mg2%
Iron 0.21mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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