Monday, August 9, 2010


You might not believe it from reading this blog, but I would have a savoury rather than sweet tooth.  I am far more likely to blow a diet on a packet of (salt and vinegar) crisps rather than a chocolate bar!

These scones won't blow any diets (other than Atkins!) - unless you serve them with lashings (Enid Blyton how are you!!) of cream cheese!!!  They are light and have a perfect texture, they would be wonderful served with soup or salad.  I really enjoyed them with a (tiny!) knob of butter and a cup of coffee.

They (predictably) come from Harry Eastwood's book, although I have changed the recipe to suit: what was available (Parmesan for Pecorino), taste (son # 1 doesn't like chives) and diet (walnuts were unnecessary calories!) and this is how they ended up:

Parmesan Scones

250g            spelt flour
40g              grated Parmesan
2 tsp            baking powder
1/2 tsp         bread (bicarb) soda
1/4 tsp         ground pepper
1 tbsp          honey
220g           finely grated courgettes
1 tbsp         milk

Preheat oven to 200 C
Line a baking tray with baking paper

Put flour, cheese, baking powder, bread (bicarb) soda and pepper into the food processor and mix.
Add the courgettes and honey and pulse until almost fully combined.
Run a knife around the edge and pulse to form a dough.
Remove to a floured surface and roll out to 4 cm thickness.
Using a cutter (or glass) cut out your scones, be sure to press down and not twist.
Place on the baking sheet and lightly brush with some milk.
Bake in the top of the oven for 15 -20 minutes (until golden and well risen)
Fantastic served while still warm.

Waaaaaay better than a packet of crisps!!!


Deirdre said...

they look lovely and light, must give them a try.

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

I have been won over to savoury scones with soup, but only very recently. These look great :)

Unknown said...

These look simply divine. I adore scones, sweet, savoury... they are always the most marvellous vehicle for buttah :D
*kisses* HH

Kitten with a Whisk said...

Oh man these look so heavenly.

Rhyleysgranny said...

They look gorgeous. I used your carrot idea which has worked beautifully. Courgettes next then.

Lucie said...

Lovely recipe! I am awash with courgettes from my in-laws alloment - this would be a lovely way to use them :)

Patrice said...

Congratulations on your recent 100th blog post. As a relatively new blogger, I am about 2/3 of the way there. Savoury scones are so good with soups. I make sweet scones far more, but most of my family has quite the sweet tooth. I have just followed you. Take a look at my blog if you get a chance. Patrice

Prema said...

yummy recipe dear! luks fantastic...

Unknown said...

love the added use of courgettes... scones, sweet or savoury... all fabulous! nice recipe... must steal it... still on look out for the best ever scone recipe for the Aby Village Show in a couple of weeks x

Maria♥ said...

I love sweet scones but have never had savoury ones yet, must remedy this! Yours look delish.


Anonymous said...

Super presentation!! That china in the picture is stunning... and are the scones :)

Coby said...

I'm with you on the savoury preference:) LOL My issue is simply that I'd always found it hard to turn down ANY food;) The most amazing thing to me is seeing a scone of any type being started in the food processor! COOL:)

Anonymous said...

My daughter is like you with savory over sweet. I prefer a little chocolate but I do love warm bread from the oven. One of the restaurants over here (Red Lobster) brings a basket of warm cheese biscuits to the table. Your recipe brings those biscuits to mind. I'll have to try these once soup weather gets here.

La Bella Cooks said...

I agree, I have a savory tooth as well and can easily pass up the chocolate bar for something salty. These look and sound delicious, especially with that smearing of butter!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I am with you on being more savory - unless I'm hormonal or hungover or Lord help me - both! These look and sound terrific. I need to get into spelt flour. Sophie Dahl raves about it in her cookbook and I am intrigued. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you! Savoury over sweet any day! These look fantastic and cream cheese is a great idea. I wouldnt have thought of it! Thanks for the hint!