Hazelnut and Stilton scones supergolden bakes

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Hazelnut and Stilton scones

Scones are one of these fortunate recipes that yield great reward for very little effort. Both sweet and savoury scones are a doddle to make and a real joy to eat.

I made these to go with the Potato and Leek soup but they are the perfect snack on their own with a bit of butter or cheese. They keep in an airtight container for a couple of days but in my experience they barely survive being taken out of the oven.

makes 8-9 large or up to 15 small scones
{Dry ingredients}
300g |2 1/3 cups self raising flour
20g | 2 tbsp toasted hazelnuts
2 tbsp caster sugar 
1 tsp baking powder
1⁄2 tsp salt
Pinch ground black pepper

100g | 7 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cubed
60g | 2 oz Stilton, crumbled (or other blue cheese)
160g | 5.7 oz Total Greek 0% Yoghurt 
1 egg
1 tbsp olive oil
1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp milk for glazing

Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Put all the dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse briefly to combine. Add the butter and pulse a few times till the mix resembles coarse sand.

Put the cheese, yoghurt, olive oil and egg in a measuring jug and mix together with a fork. Add to the dough and mix in brief pulses until when the dough forms clumps around the blade.

Tip the dough on a floured worktop and pat it into a rectangle approximately 3cm/1in thick with your hands. Add a bit of flour if dough is too sticky but avoid handling it too much. Cut rounds with a floured 4cm/1.5in cutter, reshape dough and repeat (you can use a larger cutter if you prefer but you may need to adjust the cooking time).

Place rounds on a tray lined with baking parchment. Brush with the egg wash and bake for 20-25 minutes until scones are well risen and nicely coloured. Serve warm with cheese or salted butter or with some soup for the perfect autumn lunch.


  1. They look so delicious and I bet they are so good just out of the oven! :)

  2. Great chose of flavours and look so so delicous!!

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  3. Unusual combination but I like these ingredients... so I think these would be scrummy!

  4. this is a different version of scones will have to try this combination

  5. These sound very nice! Thank you for the recipe :)

  6. These sound lovely for a change!

  7. Wow! I must try these - they sound fabulous! I can just imagine them straight out of the oven

  8. love hazelnuts, love stilton nothing else to add :) delicious

  9. Not normally a fan of Stilton, but they do look very tasty.

  10. Great.Especially with a good spread of full fat butter!!

  11. These look great, what an inventive choice of flavours!