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The Best Fillings for Savoury Scones

By Alice T Breeze. Updated: January 16, 2017
The Best Fillings for Savoury Scones

Though the classic sweet scones with double cream and jam are a favorite to have with afternoon tea, there are many other ways of eating scones. There are as many twists to the scone as you can think of, so how about making some savoury scones and filling them with exciting new ingredients?

At OneHowTo we'd like to show you how to make a simple scone and some ideas so you can pick your choice out of the best fillings for savoury scones! Enjoy them with a warm soup or as an interesting snack.

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Plain savoury scone

As you may know, the most basic of all savoury scones is also the easiest to make. Having a plain scone means you can pair it with absolutely any filling or scone topping you can imagine. Take a look at this recipe and its delicious filling ideas.

Ingredients

  • 15.8 oz self raising flour
  • 5.3 oz butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 pinch of salt

Preparation

The first step is to pre-heat the oven at Gas 6 or 200 degrees celcius (400 fahrenheit). Process the flour and butter until blended. Pour in a bowl and make a hole in the middle. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, milk and salt. Pour this mixture in the hole you've created and mix all the ingredients until you get a dry dough.

Next, split the dough into 3 equal parts and press them until flat. knead slightly and make sure the dough is around 2.50 centimeters (1 inch) thick. Get a glass and cut out circles. Place them upside down on a baking tray (with a baking sheet so they don't stick) and brush them lightly with milk. Bake for 15 minutes until brown.

Filling

As we've mentioned, any fillings go with this simple recipe. Some of the best fillings for savoury scones, in this case, include vegemite and cream cheese, umami paste, herbed butter, pesto and grated Parmesan or Goat's cheese with some sun-dried tomatoes on top.

The Best Fillings for Savoury Scones - Plain savoury scone

Cheese and bacon scones

One of the most loved savoury scones are cheese and bacon scones. The procedure to make them does not differ very much from plain scones, you just have to add these extra ingredients that will give your scones some extra flavour at the appropriate time. Take a look.

Ingredients

  • 15.8 oz self raising flour
  • 5.3 oz butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 slices of bacon without rind
  • 3.5 oz cheddar cheese

Preparation

The fist step to make cheese and bacon scones is to cook the slices of bacon in a frying pan until golden. Line them on paper until cool. Next, follow the instructions you'll find in the first paragraph of the recipe above to make the dough. Once you have split the dough in 3 parts and pressed them, cut the slices of bacon and shred the cheese. Sprinkle them evenly on all three parts. Knead until perfectly mixed. Flatten them out until you get a 2.5 centimeter (1 inch) thickness and cut out the pieces with a glass. Put them upside down on a baking sheet and tray and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until they have completely risen.

Filling

The best ingredient to fill these scones with is butter, especially if you eat them warm, as the butter will melt inside and will give a delicious texture. Another great option to fill your scones with is pesto, tomato jam or mustard too.

Savoury scones with olives

If you want to give your scones a fully Mediterranean flavour, then this recipe is for you. Make these scones with olives and sun-dried tomatoes for that umami taste that leaves your mouth watering.

Ingredients

  • 15.8 oz self raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 5.3 oz butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 10 black olives
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 oz sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 oz feta cheese

Preparation

Mix all the flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper, olive oil and add one tablespoon of the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes. Mix until you get a thick mixture ant add the feta (previously cut into cubes), cut up olives and chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Get a second bowl and beat the eggs and milk until blended. Make a well in the first bowl and pour half the amount of the egg and milk. Mix together to create a dough and add the other half of the bowl.

Roll out a dough to get 1 inch thickness and get the glass to create the shape of the scones. Place the scones on the baking tray, brush them lightly with milk and bake for 15 minutes or until golden.

Filling

The best filling for these scones is some more feta cheese to bring out all of the flavours, though you can also add some arugula, capers or cream cheese.

The Best Fillings for Savoury Scones - Savoury scones with olives

Vegan savoury scones

Who said vegans can't have scones? Where there's a will there's a way! They are as delicious as regular savoury scones and you can pair them with your favorite vegan soup such as tomato soup.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon flax flour
  • 1.5 oz vegan margarine
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoonfuls yeast flakes
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 150ml soya milk

Preparation

The first step to make vegan savoury scones is the same as in the rest of the recipes, pre-heating the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 Celcius. Put the flour, flaxmeal , cold water, baking powder and margarine. Mix well until they are blended together and get a breadcrumb-like texture. Add the yeast flakes, salt and a pinch of pepper and mix.

Create a well in the middle of the dough and pour the soya milk. Mix until you have a uniform dough and put on a floured surface. Cut into three parts and knead the dough. Roll the three parts so they have a 1 inch thickness and cut with a glass. Put each scone on the baking tray and lightly brush with the soya milk. Finally, bake for 15 minutes or until golden.

Filling

As these are like plain scones, there are plenty of options for you to fill this vegan scone. A great idea is to cut up some fresh tomatoes and avocado. Another idea is to spread some delicious hummus or olive patè.

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