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Cheese and Herb Scones & Breakfast Sandwiches

Cheese and Herb Scones & Breakfast Sandwiches - a great standard recipe for savoury scones that are delicious to serve with hearty soups...and they make the start of delicious breakfast sandwiches too.
Course Scones and Tea Buns
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • ½ cup grated aged cheddar cheese
  • 1 finely minced garlic clove
  • ½ tsp coarse black pepper
  • 2 tsp your favorite dried herbs or 3 tbsp chopped fresh herbs
  • 1 cup soured milk


  1. In a food processor, combine the flour sugar baking powder,salt and butter until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Pea sized pieces of butter should still be visible in the mix.
  2. Remove to a large bowl and stir in the parmesan, cheddar, garlic, pepper and dried herbs.
  3. Make a well in the center of this mixture and add the soured milk. (to make soured milk just a a tbsp of vinegar to lemon juice tot eh milk)
  4. Pour into the well and mix only enough to form a dough ball. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness and cut out scones with a knife or biscuit cutter and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Brush an egg wash over the tops if desired. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 25 minutes or until an evenly light golden brown. Best served warm. Makes about a dozen large scones.

Recipe Notes

To make Scone Breakfast Sandwiches
Warm scones if necessary for a few seconds in the microwave or in a foil wrap pouch in the oven for a few minutes. Split scones and fill with:

Scrambled eggs
Bacon or ham
Roasted red peppers