Cheddar & Sage Scones

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We made these delicious scones with fresh sage, but thyme or rosemary would be great too! In any case, they're soft and cheesy and peppery. So good!

recipe updated Mar 18, 2020


  • Egg icon
    2 (100g)
  • Buttermilk icon
    250ml (250ml)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    400g (about 3⅛ cups)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    25g (about 1¾ tbsp)
  • Dry mustard icon
    Dry mustard
    1½ tsp
  • Salt icon
    1 pinch
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    1 pinch
  • Cayenne pepper icon
    Cayenne pepper
    1 pinch
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    110g (about ½ cup)
  • Cheddar cheese icon
    Cheddar cheese
    150g (about 1½ cups)
  • Fresh sage icon
    Fresh sage
    2½ tbsp
  • Buttermilk icon
    15ml (1 tbsp)
  • Cheddar cheese icon
    Cheddar cheese
    as needed


  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Pastry brush
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl

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  1. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  2. Grease a clean baking sheet
  3. Add egg and buttermilk to a clean small bowl
  4. Whisk together and set aside
  5. Add all purpose flour, baking powder, dry mustard, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to a clean large mixing bowl
  6. Whisk briefly
  7. Rub in unsalted butter the dough
  8. Transfer milk mixture to dough
  9. Add cheddar cheese and fresh sage to the dough
  10. Mix briefly until dough forms
  11. Turn out on lightly-floured surface
  12. Flatten until 1 cm thick
  13. Cut out
  14. Place dough on baking sheet
  15. Add egg to a clean small bowl
  16. Mix in buttermilk to the eggs
  17. Brush scones with eggs
  18. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese
  19. Bake - 13 min, 200°C
  20. Serve
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