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Gorgonzola Almond Scones | © 2019 | | © 2019 |

These savoury blue cheese scones are perfect as a weekend breakfast paired with some homemade fig jam or a nibble for cocktails. Next time I will definitely add some bacon bits and use pecans instead of almonds. Not only delicious, this is also a very versatile recipe. Use any desired blue cheese, creamy and mild, like Danish Blue, or piquant and bold, like French Roquefort or Italian Gorgonzola.

  • 250 g Refined spelt flour
  • 12 g Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 100 g Cold salted butter, diced
  • 60 g Gorgonzola, crumbled
  • 50 g Almond, chopped and toasted
  • 120 ml Heavy cream plus more for brushing
  • Black peppercorns, crushed
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Whisk flour, baking powder and coconut sugar in a large bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture looks like flaky breadcrumbs. Add crumbled blue cheese and toasted almonds and toss to coat.
  2. Drizzle in cream and mix with a wooden spoon until dough just begins to come together with a few bits of dry flour remaining. Transfer dough and any loose flour to a lightly floured work surface and briefly knead to bring everything together.
  3. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out dough to about 2.5cm thick. Use a 5cm-diameter fluted pastry cutter dipped in flour to cut out 8-9 scones.
  4. Place the scones on a baking tray, about 1cm apart, and brush tops with the extra cream. Sprinkle with crushed black peppercorns and bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Serve with sour cream or room-temperature butter. | © 2019 | | © 2019 |


munroe island 18/3/19 06:28
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Anca 18/3/19 10:30

Aww, these scones look delicious. I am intrigued by the pairing of almonds and Gorgonzola, but I think it works nicely. I usually have Gorgonzola with walnuts though.

Motions and Emotions 18/3/19 11:22

this is something new to me but I can say it's really appetizing

Kelly | Foodtasia 18/3/19 12:38

Angie, these gorgonzola scones would be so delicious with some homemade fig jam! They look so light and fluffy!

beyondkimchee 18/3/19 13:57

What a clever idea of adding Gorgonzola cheese in scones! It sounds wonderful to serve with the sour cream. Yummy!

Natalia 18/3/19 14:29

I love gorgonzola, these are such treats! I would totally eat them all☺☺

Evelyne CulturEatz 18/3/19 15:06

So use to seeing sweet scones, love this savory blue cheese version. Fun to play up the nuts in there too.

Kitchen Riffs 18/3/19 15:07

I actually have some Gorgonzola on hand at the moment! So I can bake these -- wonderful looking recipe. Thanks!

Bely Fashion 18/3/19 17:29

Great post, very nice idea!
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Juliana 18/3/19 18:20

Wow Angie, these scones sound and look amazing, I would love to have one the idea of savory scones...
Have a wonderful week!

My Inner Chick 18/3/19 22:49

Can you come over and cook for me? WOW! What a treat that would be. xx
I'm in Minnesota!!

Gloria Baker 18/3/19 23:00

awww Angie ! these are absolutely lovely and yummy scones!!xo

Valentina 19/3/19 04:23

I always love a delicious savory scone, and these would be no exception. Gorgonzola is one of my favorite cheeses. Love this!

sherry 19/3/19 06:56

ooh angie
these sound so delicious. i love a savoury scone, and these with blue cheese sound the bomb! yum... cheers sherry

Nancy Chan 19/3/19 07:03

I would love to have some of your scones for my coffee time!

judee 19/3/19 14:19

Your scones look amazing and the ingredients are so interesting. I would love them with some jam.. yum

Pam 19/3/19 16:42

I love scones! Great combination of flavors in these beauties.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 19/3/19 17:45

Mmmmmm....I'd love one of these spectacular scones fresh out of the oven with a pat of cold butter! Heavenly!

Pam 19/3/19 19:16

I need one or two of these now, Angie! They look delicious! I love pepper in rolls and scones! Thanks for sharing!

2pots2cook 19/3/19 19:32

Truly beautiful; keeping for Easter brunch !

chow and chatter 19/3/19 22:46

these look fab, I have never made savory ones before.

Unknown 20/3/19 02:34

Ohhh I love pastries with cheese in it, especially strong flavored cheese like gorgonzola. The Almonds pair great with gorgonzola, sounds like a yummy cheese plate haha
Have a great week Angie :)

Balvinder 20/3/19 15:14

What a great combination of flavors. This would be great for my breakfast!

Mae Travels 20/3/19 16:35

My impression of scones is that they are often rather dry -- the cheese in these appears to addresss that problem!

best... mae at

Adina 20/3/19 17:09

Wow, they look delicious! I am rather hungry right now and I would love some of your hearty scones.

fimere 20/3/19 20:17

ils sont superbes avec une combinaison de saveurs
bonne soirée

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 21/3/19 03:14

I love blue cheese and gorgonzola is among my favorites! These scones look divine! Perfect along side a fresh salad, too! :)

grace 21/3/19 11:39

i surprised myself by liking gorgonzola and i know i'd LOVE it in these perfect scones!!

Jean | 21/3/19 15:09

Angie, what a beautiful balance of flavors in these! Perfect with a glass of wine.

Iwona 21/3/19 17:25

Oh, must be delicious :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 21/3/19 18:20

I love all of the varieties of blue cheese but have yet to try making scones with it! I love the sound of these with the crunch of almonds added. I could see a tray of these on a savory cheese board! Great recipe!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 21/3/19 18:24

I am such a sucker for scones! I don't know what it is about them. These sound delicious!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 21/3/19 19:08

I absolutely love savory scones, so these beauties are just screaming my name! The combination of gorgonzola and almond sounds just delicious!! I can't wait to try these! Cheers!

Marissa 22/3/19 00:38

I love savory scones and don't often see them! Excited to try making my own!!

mjskit 22/3/19 04:36

How did you know that I have a couple jars of fig jar left from last fall? :) Just added Gorgonzola to my grocery list so I can make these for Sunday brunch, if I can wait that long.

Julie 22/3/19 05:56

wow !! beautiful scones,looks so perfectly done dear..

Noob Cook 22/3/19 08:50

I wasn't able to comment on this particular post last week due to trouble with the captcha. I just wanted to say that the scones look lovely & wholesome!

Jeff the Chef 22/3/19 11:56

Mmm! I've never had a gorgonzola scone before!

Tanza Erlambang 22/3/19 23:28

lovely scones...combination of flavors make more delicious...yummy
have a great day

Cathy @ She Paused 4 Thought 23/3/19 06:07

These scones looks so delicious. I am curious why you use spelt flour. Do you think I can substitute other kinds?

Angie's Recipes 23/3/19 10:34

@Cathy @ She Paused 4 ThoughtI usually use spelt instead of modern wheat. And you definitely can use all purpose wheat flour or einkorn flour, another favourite of mine.

Ana Regalado 23/3/19 13:46

I haven't had homemade scones in years?! Tsk! 😅 Love the flavour combo in this hearty bakes!

foodtravelandwine 23/3/19 16:29

What a great surprise to receive your comment!!;)....I'm so glad you are still around cooking and baking these delicacies...for sure I will come often!!....Thanks!!....Abrazotes, Marcela

Vicki Bensinger 23/3/19 17:51

These are beautiful Angie and I'm sure full of flavor. Nice recipe!

Izaa 23/3/19 21:26

but they look delicious

Debra Eliotseats 24/3/19 15:51

I rarely think of scones as savory but I had a delicious (and filling) bacon and cheddar scone recently at a coffee house. Delicious! I must try these.

Reeni 26/3/19 00:25

I love a savory scone - even better when cheese is involved! They look wonderful Angie!

mjskit 26/3/19 22:55

Made these yesterday and they were delicious to the point of being addicting.

Anonymous 29/3/19 06:34

Oh my goodness, Angie! Gorgonzola in a scone! Incredible! Pass the basket please!

Roz 29/3/19 06:35

Oh my goodness, Angie! Gorgonzola in a scone! Incredible! Pass the basket please!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 29/3/19 20:09

Your savory scones sound wonderful, I've pinned them.

tigerfish 2/4/19 04:43

Savory cheese scones complements so perfectly with sweet fig jam. I don't think I can stop at one, or two ...;p

Marcelle 4/4/19 23:49

I love gorgonzola cheese, Angie.<3 I agree, these would definitely be great with fig jam!

Mindy 5/4/19 02:00

My husband lives scones and could devour these in a hurry!

Sue | the view from great island 6/4/19 05:26

You introduce me to so many new combinations, this <3

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 14/4/19 06:26

These scones look perfect and I love that they are savoury. Soup and scones are perfect together.

Kristy 28/4/19 12:37

Beautiful scones, Shuling. I made some scones with my air fryer today too.

Choclette 4/5/19 21:36

Funnily enough, I was thinking about making cheese scones this weekend. I've never made mine with blue cheese, but now I've seen yours I'm thinking that's a jolly good idea.


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