Parmesan and Basil Scones

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“These savory scones make a satisfying accompaniment to soups, or to any meal when you want something a bit more special than an ordinary dinner roll. They are simple to prepare, the recipe can easily be doubled, and they freeze well.”
9 scones

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 190°C.
  2. In a large bowl, crumble the butter into the flour, working it in with your hand until it is no longer discernible from the flour.
  3. Add the cheese, salt, baking soda, mustard powder and basil, mixing well.
  4. Add the milk, beginning with 120 ml, and then adding a little at a time until you achieve a soft dough that sticks together in a ball in your bowl.
  5. This is normally a bit more than 180 ml in total, but will depend on your flour and the humidity on the day.
  6. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface in a square to a thickness of 1 1/2 cm (1/2 inch).
  7. Make three equal horizontal, then vertical cuts resulting in 9 scones.
  8. Place each scone on a non-stick baking sheet, and bake for 12-15 minutes or until they are lightly browned.

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