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Savoury scones recipe

Savoury scones are a lovely twist on regular scones. A little dab of butter on each half os the scone is all you need to make a delicious snack.



  • 240g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 small stock cubes of your choice
  • 30g butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup milk, approximately
  • Flour, extra to roll and dust


Turn oven to 160'C. Lightly grease an oven tray.

Sift together flour and salt in a large bowl.

Crumble stock cube into mixture and stir through well.

Rub butter into the flour mix, by rubbing between fingertips until it becomes a breadcrumb-like consistency.

Stir in milk slowly until the mixture comes together to form a soft dough. This may take less or more milk depending upon the brand of flour you use.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead and roll out to a 3cm thickness.

Cut out scones with a small glass or round cutter and place on baking tray with about 1/2 cm between each scone. Brush with milk if desired.

Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes until light golden brown on top.

Serve warm with butter and/or cheese


  • If you are using powdered stock, 2 teaspoons is ample.
  • This is family-friendly recipe so get your kids to help you.
  • Keep the scones in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze them in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 1 month.


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This is Moira Gillard's recipe - adapted by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.