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Super Simple Cheese Oregano Scones

Super Simple Cheese Oregano Scones are an easy to put together savoury treat. Packed full of flavour and perfect for picnics, accompanying salads or as a tasty snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Resting time30 mins
Total Time58 mins
Course: Savoury
Cuisine: British
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Emma


  • 240 grams plain / all purpose flour 2 cups
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 55 grams cold unsalted butter 1/2 stick
  • 75 grams extra mature cheddar- grated 1 cup once grated or 3 ounces
  • 90 millilitres pourable double / heavy cream 3/8 cup


  • In a food processor add the flour, baking powder, dried oregano, salt & pepper along with the cold unsalted butter and pulse until you have a fine sandy texture.
  • Add the cheese and pulse again for a few seconds until well combined.
  • Turn your food processor on to a slow speed and pour in the cream slowly until a dough ball forms. You may need less or a little more cream, I found 90ml hit the sweet spot for me.
  • Scoop the ball out of the processor, wrap it in either foil, a plastic bag or clingfilm and place it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 190C/375F/Gas mark 5 and either using a silicon baking mat or baking parchment place your scone dough onto it and pat it out into a medium sized round that will yield 8 scones about 1 inch thick.
  • Using a very sharp knife cut your scones into shape and brush a little milk on the top of each scone.
  • Place the tray in your hot oven and bake. Check on them after 15 minutes for doneness, they should be golden in colour and sound a little hollow when tapped on the base. Mine took exactly 18 minutes to bake perfectly, as I have a slow oven.
  • Allow the scones to cool slightly before serving.
  • You can keep these scones in an airtight tin at room temperature for 3 days or alternatively freeze them for 2 months.


Serving: 1scone | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5.8g | Fat: 13.3g | Saturated Fat: 8.2g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.6mg