Spicy Pesto and Cheese Scones

I love scones. Especially savoury scones. A friend on Insta posted an amazing and super simple recipe of cheese scones. Tara is someone who likes a hint of chilli and burst of flavour so I added some cayenne pepper and homemade pesto. Those are the only two things I can take credit for. Her recipe of cheese scones is too good.

She used 250 grams of self raising flour but I had just 200 grams at home. So I reduced all of the measurements to half.


  1. 125 grams self raising flour
  2. 40 ml milk
  3. 50 grams grated cheese
  4. 45 grams butter
  5. 2 tbsp homemade pesto (recipe in blog)
  6. 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven at 190 degrees Celsius.
  2. Bring butter to room temperature. Mix it with with flour.
  3. Add cheese, pesto and cayenne pepper and give it all a good mix.
  4. Add milk slowly and make a stiff dough. Make sure you don’t use too much pressure because we don’t want thick and tough scones.
  5. Roll the dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into shape of your choice using cookie butters.
  6. Bake at 190 degrees Celsius for 15-20 minutes. It’s done when a skewer inserted comes out clean.

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