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Rosemary, Black Olive and Cheddar Scones

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These savoury scones, fresh out of the oven, are perfect for afternoon tea, or breakfast and are bursting with a rich, sharp Cheddar and fresh rosemary and black olives that add a pop of colour, texture and flavour. The leftover make a wonderful accompaniment to soups or casseroles for a cozy and comforting dinner.

  • 300 g Refined spelt flour
  • 70 g Hazelnuts, ground
  • 10 g Baking powder
  • 5 g Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Black salt
  • 100 g Ghee
  • 1-2 tbsp Fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 150 g Black olives, chopped
  • 50 g Cheddar, grated
  • 160 ml Cream plus extra for the topping
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Whisk together the spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda and black salt in a bowl. Rub in ghee until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add in chopped rosemary, olives and Cheddar. Gently mix together.
  3. Pour in cream and mix with a fork until it can be gathered into a soft ball. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead a few times.
  4. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, gently roll dough out until 2cm-thick. Using a 6cm heart-shaped cutter, cut out scones. Press leftover dough together. Repeat to make 12 scones.
  5. Place them on prepared tray. Brush with cream and bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden. Serve scones with homemade jam or butter. | © 2020 | | © 2020 | | © 2020 |


Iwona 10/2/20 04:56

I don't like olives but scones look delicious :)

Natalia 10/2/20 14:43

So yum, definitely something for me to try, they look perfect!

Evi Erlinda 10/2/20 15:55

You always have something special, Angie!
This Olive Scone with rosemary is really perfect and savory!

foodtravelandwine 10/2/20 17:08

I love scones!....for sure I will try them....they look perfect!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 10/2/20 19:14

You scones look positively delightful, Angie! I love the flavors you used ♥

Abbe@This is How I Cook 10/2/20 20:30

What a great combo of flavors. I love scones and these sound fabulous!

Jointy&Croissanty 10/2/20 21:43

These scones look so appetizing, I adore olives and cheddar. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Tanza Erlambang 11/2/20 01:07

love black olive and scones...delicious...yummy

Balvinder 11/2/20 02:41

Yum! These look delish. A savory treat!

Ala 11/2/20 04:55

Yesssss, I love a great savory scone! This is a great idea for the next dinner we're hosting this month. Thanks, Angie!

tigerfish 11/2/20 05:04

Savory scones...yummy! Must be so good when fresh and warm out from the oven

Arpita 11/2/20 11:27

Olives in scones. This is Genius.. Love the flavours..

2pots2cook 11/2/20 13:30

Absolutely my cup of tea dear !

[Reply] 11/2/20 14:04

Aww Angie I love scones and these look wonderful !!

Jeff the Chef 11/2/20 14:11

What gorgeous scones, and what a great flavor combination. Their color is tremendous.

Savor the Best-Pat 11/2/20 14:35

Ohhh, I am drooling! These scones look amazing and I love that you included the hazelnuts.

Nancy Chan 11/2/20 15:02

I love warm scones with butter and jam. Your scones look so yummy.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 11/2/20 17:17

What gorgeous scones, Angie! And the flavors sound amazing!!

lisa is cooking 11/2/20 18:27

They're so cute! Love the shape. And the flavors! Olives are my favorite.

Królowa Karo 11/2/20 20:37

Rosemary and black olives are a very good duo.

Pam 11/2/20 20:54

Oh. mercy, Angie! These scones looked fabulous. Love the savory and have to make these. take care

Valentina 12/2/20 04:50

I love savory scones -- and right out of the oven, too! Perfectly delicious. Beautiful, as always. :-) ~Valentina

Chitz 12/2/20 05:59

They look so fluffy & yum :)

Evelyne CulturEatz 12/2/20 14:20

Great savory sconne indeed, I do like black olives in breads so it's right up my alley.

FLAVZCORNER 12/2/20 15:14

What a flavorful scone! The hint of rosemary in breads is a great game changer.

Sakuranko 12/2/20 16:33

Oh so delicious reicpe darling

Dahn @savorthebest 13/2/20 04:49

Rosemary is my favorite herb! These scones look amazing and they will be perfect for breakfast.

Julie 13/2/20 05:06

I wold love to have scones with my evening cup of tea, loved these.. looks perfect!!

Mae Travels 13/2/20 05:34

Scones seem to be taking on all kinds of new flavors recently -- they have really gone beyond their original plain identity.

best... mae at

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 13/2/20 15:23

I am absolutely swooning over the flavors in these scones!!! My husband loves black olives, so he would definitely devour these! I'm thinking I will have to make a double batch!!

Jean | 13/2/20 15:38

Perfect, Angie! I want these for lunch with a small salad and a cup of soup!

Vicki Bensinger 13/2/20 16:56

These look wonderful Angie. I love that there are olives in this bread. Sounds delicious!

Fran @ Gday Souffle 13/2/20 17:52

Scones are great- no need to use yeast-and yours look great!

Kelly | Foodtasia 13/2/20 19:35

So wonderful, Angie! Loving the flavors in these scones. How I'd love one for afternoon tea!

Suja Manoj 14/2/20 02:43

Love the flavors, scones looks absolutely delicious.

fimere 14/2/20 20:08

ils ont l'air bien moelleux et plein de saveurs
bonne soirée

Sherry's Pickings 15/2/20 08:19

what a delicious flavour combo. i love savoury scones, and you can't go past olives and cheese in them. cheers sherry

Reeni 17/2/20 02:03

I just love, love, love a savory scone Angie! All the flavors have my mouth watering.

Marcelle 17/2/20 14:46

These scones turned out really beautiful, Angie! I love black olives and this is great new way for me to enjoy them! They look really good, would be perfect with some hot tea!!

yonosoymillenium 18/2/20 10:43

hola, que delicia de receta, te ha quedado estupenda. como siempre

Kitchen Riffs 19/2/20 02:23

Such a terrific combo of flavors! You make the best baked goods. :-)

Cheah 21/2/20 14:42

Haven't had scones for a long time, yours look delicious!

Gemma @ Makeup Muddle 23/2/20 20:40

How moreish do they sound! I love savoury scones, they're always a winner xo

Noob Cook 25/2/20 05:09

You know me, I simply love savoury bakes, especially with cheddar!


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