These super easy herby cheese scones use just FOUR ingredients you probably already have and are ready within 20 minutes. Just mix, shape and throw in the oven.
Fresh, light, cheesy deliciousness – these incredibly simple cheese scones make the ultimate savoury bite. They use my favourite 2 ingredient dough as the base (it is truly remarkable what you can do with the dough) and I bet you already have the ingredients.
This recipe uses just 4 ingredients in total to make the freshest, super moist, EASY scones you’ll ever make. The trick – as with muffins – is to not overmix the dough. As soon as it comes together, you’ll want to stop mixing and form the scones. If you mix the dough TOO much, you’ll end up with dense and doughy scones after baking (never what we want!)
Serve these warm slathered with roasted garlic butter for a gorgeous afternoon snack or I also love them with soup. They work so well with my roasted tomato and red pepper and cauliflower cheese soups as an alternative to bread!
You just need 4 easy to find ingredients to make these scones.
- Self-raising flour. This is going to make the scones rise. If you can’t find self-raising flour, just use plain all purpose flour and add 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
- Greek yogurt. It’s SUPER important to use a proper thick Greek yogurt in this recipe. It’s what helps to make a strong, cohesive dough. If you use regular plain yogurt, it will make the dough really sticky and hard to work with (this is because there is a higher liquid content in regular yogurt). You’ll be able to make the scones, but you’ll find you need to add a lot more flour which will make the end result dense and doughy. You can also use a 0% fat Greek yogurt if you like, or use sour cream.
- Cheese. Go for a good, strong mature cheddar here so you really taste it in the scones. You can switch this up if you like – blue cheese, parmesan or any other strong cheese is lovely.
- Herbs. I’m using fresh rosemary and thyme, but again, you can use whatever you have to hand. Just make sure you’re chopping them finely. You can also use dried herbs.
I’ve included smoked paprika in the image above but it is optional – leave it out if you like.
How to make them
Add the self-raising flour, Greek yogurt, cheese, chopped herbs, smoked paprika if you’re using it and a little salt into a large bowl and stir to combine until it starts looking like large breadcrumbs. At this point, go in with your hands and bring the mixture together into a rough dough.
Divide the dough into 8 roughly equal pieces – use a scale if you want to get precise! Form the pieces into rough circles, then place them on a baking paper-lined tray. Top with the rest of the cheese, then bake them for 20 minutes at 200C/390F fan until they’re looking golden and glorious.
Remove from the oven and enjoy!
1 dough, many ways
If you like this recipe, I’ve developed others that use this same, amazing flour and Greek yogurt dough you might like to try.
Got a question?
I like using a strong flavoured cheese so you can really taste it – normally that’s a good, mature cheddar. But I also love throwing in some creamy blue cheese or parmesan. Just go with your favourite!
Yes! Just use whatever you have to hand. Thyme, oregano, basil, marjoram and rosemary all work really well in this recipe.
Use a thick, Greek yogurt. It’s really important because if you don’t, you’ll end up with super sticky dough (see the next question!) You can use a 0% fat Greek yogurt too or sour cream.
This is most likely due to the yogurt you’ve used. Make sure it’s a very thick, Greek yogurt, rather than a plain yogurt that’s often much runnier. A thin yogurt won’t be able to form a dough that’s easy to work with and you’ll have to add a lot more flour, making your finished product dense and doughy.
So many fun things! Try adding cooked, chopped bacon, finely sliced spring onions, caramelised onions, olives, garlic or sundried tomatoes or switch up the cheese (blue cheese and parmesan are great options).
They’ll keep well for 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature. I like to give them a little burst in the microwave to freshen them up after the first day (15 – 20 seconds is good).
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If you make these cheese scones, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear what you think.Print