Savory Scallion and Cheddar Cheese Scones - International Scones Incident Party!

Savory Scallion and Cheddar Cheese Scones

Last month I participated in my first International Incident Party that Penny of Jeroxie (Addictive & Consuming) has been hosting for a few months now and this month we also have two additional co-hosts joining Penny, Anh of A Food Lover's Journey and Cherrie of Sweet Cherrie Pie! I enjoyed the theme last month and seeing so many variations on the same food that I decided I had to join in the fun again this month with scones!

Scones, according to wikipedia, are a British quick bread but are of Scottish origin. Most of the time I hear about scones they tend to be sweet in nature with fruit and/or sugar, so I decided to do something a little different and make a savory version that remind me of American style biscuits.

My scones aren't ones you'd really have with tea, but more of an accompaniment to a soup or a salad (which is exactly what mine went with... a warm garlic shrimp and romaine lettuce salad, Yum!!). Seeing as I also added in cheese I made sure to make them healthier with whole wheat flour and oats.

Savory Scallion and Cheddar Cheese Scones

Savory Scallion and Cheddar Cheese Scones
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats (the instant kind for oatmeal) 
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 2 scallions (green onions/spring onions) cleaned and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sharp (or old) cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
In a bowl mix flour, oats, baking powder, and baking soda. Add in butter. Using your hands break the butter up into the dry ingredients until it makes a sandy texture (takes about 5 minutes). Add in all of the scallions most of the cheese, reserving a small amount to sprinkle on top of the scones.

In another bowl beat the egg and milk together. Pour a little at a time into the dry ingredients and mix before adding in more. It will make a very wet dough. Turn it out onto a well floured surface and knead about 4 or 5 times. Using your hands, pat out the dough into a round circle about 1 inch thick.

Take out a round baking sheet (pizza pan) and pour about 1/2 tablespoon of oil on it. Using a napkin, spread the oil around on the pan so it's nice and oiled but not overly so.

Place the dough on the baking sheet and press from the center outwards evenly until the entire thing is about 1/2 inch thick. Take a knife and cut the dough like a pizza to make about 8 (or 16 depending how big you want them to be) scones.

Sprinkle a little extra grated cheese on top and bake in a preheated oven at 400F for about 15- 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Allow to cool before serving.

Savory Scallion and Cheddar Cheese Scones

I really suggest serving this with a salad or a good soup depending on the weather :). They are also great as they are for breakfast nice and filling with no need for additional butter!!

Make sure to also check out all the other wonderful submissions to the Scone Party!

27 comments:

penny aka jeroxie said...

You did a savory scone too! YAY and high 5. Love the addition of cheese... YUM!

girlichef said...

Oh! We were almost on the same wavelength w/ our scones, LOL!! They sound perfect paired with soup or salad. Plus, healthy...can't beat that =)

5 Star Foodie said...

The cheddar & scallions are an excellent flavor combo - these scones look super delicious!

Cookin' Canuck said...

I would love to have these alongside a big bowl of soup. Lovely recipe!

Brie: Le Grand Fromage said...

ooo, another savory scone. i could make a meal out of these! they look lovely and i love the combination of flavors you've added together!

baking.serendipity said...

My scones are usually more sweet than savory, but yours look delicious!

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful combo of flavour. I like it. Would be great with soup.

Chef Shauniece said...

MMMMMMM THIS LOOOKS VERY VERY VERY TASTY!!! I've never had a savory scone before, but now i really want to try one! thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

These are gorgeous! - I am not normally a fan of savoury biscuit like things but yours looks so delicious - I could eat one up right now for breakfast!!!

Trix said...

I am a huge fan of savory bread things, and I would totally gobble these all up. So good!!

pegasuslegend said...

wow these look great...you are making me want to participate it looks like fun and I love your scones these are so unique....yum!

Pacheco Patty said...

Nice job on the savory scones, they look delicious. They are beautiful and filled with such wonderful ingredients, I would love one of these with a piece of good cheddar cheese:-)

Speakeasy Kitchen said...

Scones always seem too meaty to me to be a sweet treat... I love the idea of a savory scone!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

One of my favorite biscuits is a scallion and cheese one, so I already know I'll love this scone. Looks amazing.

Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz said...

These savory scones would be great with a soup indeed, love the cheese. Great jobs!

Maya said...

The savory flavors of scallion and cheese are wonderful together and I can imagine what it's like having these scones with a hot bowl of soup. Lovely!

Iron Chef Shellie said...

mmmm cheesy scones.... must make these and eat myself stupid!

Anh said...

That one looks amazing!! I should think more of savory scones!

Sanjana said...

I should really be ashamed of myself, I'm going through all of the scone entries one by one and drooling all over them! These are gorgeous- I love these classic flavours. Perfect!

Cristina said...

Rochelle - these are great looking scones. Savory and perfect for lunch and/or dinner. Nicely done! ;)

Caroline said...

Cheese and scallions are a great combo, love your savory take on the theme.

Cherrie Pie said...

definitely can't go wrong with scallions and cheese. Lovely

doggybloggy said...

what great flavor combinations here - tasty!

Agnes said...

I can just imagine how good these would be with a bowl of hot soup! :D

Veronica (lifewithnature) said...

Looks delicious! I wonder if I could make this gluten-free. Maybe with buckwheat flour and quinoa flakes...

Jules said...

They look amazing! My tum is rumbling... I really like your blog, found it on a Flickr group. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

 

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