Cheesy Black Pepper Scones

Cheesy scones


Our obsession with scones continues. Introducing the cheesy black pepper scone; an absolute crowd pleaser . Eat them warm with lashings of melting butter or with bacon, ham or a egg. So many ways to enjoy this savoury scone.

A good scone is actually surprisingly easy to make and the less you do to them the better.

We’ve added the Thermomix instructions as well.


  • Makes: 12 scones
  • Oven temp: 220C (210C fan forced)
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Baking dish: biscuit tray lined with baking paper

Ingredients
3 cups self raising flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
75g cold butter chopped roughly
1 1/4 cups warmed milk
1 cup grated mature cheese
1/4 teaspoon grated black pepper
Extra grated cheese for placing on top of scones
Extra flour for dusting

Put it all together

  1. Place oven onto 220C (210C for fan forced) and line the baking dish.
  2. Sift the floured and salt into a large bowl. Using your fingers, mix the cut butter into the flour until it looks like fine bread crumbs.
  3. Add the warmed milk, grated cheese, black pepper and mix quickly using a knife until it’s a soft dough. It won’t take too much mixing. Then knead only a couple of times so it comes together. Be careful not to knead it too much or the scones will come out hard.
  4. Place mix onto a lightly flour surface and press dough out with your hands. Either cut into 12 even sized scones or use a round cutter and cut out the 12 scones.
  5. Place onto the baking tray about 2cm apart and brush the tops with a little bit of extra milk, then add some extra grated cheese on the top of each scone. Bake for 10 mins or until they turn golden on top.
  6. Place on to a wire cooling rack and eat fresh or keep them in an airtight container once cooled.

Thermomix Users

  1. Place flour, salt and butter into the mixing bowl and mix for 5 sec/speed 8 or until the mix looks like breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the warmed milk, black pepper, grated cheese and stir slightly with a blunt butter knife, then knead 20sec/mixing bowl/knead.
  3. Then turn out onto the floured surface and do the same to prepare 12 scones in the first set of instructions (ie: from point 4 onwards).

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2 thoughts on “Cheesy Black Pepper Scones

    • Dear Cas, we’re not sure if you can use coconut flour as its such a different flour to work with. Maybe if you add a lot more butter and milk to allow for the coconuts thirsty nature it might work. Check out our website under recipes to see how to convert to coconut flour and then let us know how it goes.

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