Parmesan & Basil Scones


There is nothing like home-made scones. Yes, of course, there are great varieties of scones in the supermarkets to choose from but when you make them at home they seem to have that little bit of extra luxury about them. I once went through a phase of eating scones with jam and butter nearly every morning for breakfast and I eventually wondered what a savoury scone would taste like. Parmesan and basil are ingredients which I regularly buy as they work well with so many different meals and I was confident that this would also be the case when I decided to use them in this recipe.


Fluffy, well risen and melting in your mouth…..these are all that I ask for in a well-made scone and I found all of that right here.

I love eating them warm for breakfast with a little melted butter and grated parmesan on top. They are so incredibly comforting to eat…



4 cups self-raising flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

150g grated parmesan

50g grated cheddar

1 cup chopped basil leaves

1 cup chilled cream

1 cup chilled sparkling water



Preheat oven 200°C/Fan 180°C gas 6. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

Pulse flour, baking powder, salt, basil and cheese in a food processor. Add cream and water and pulse again until the mixture forms together.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and shape into a circle 4cm thick. Cut into 8 triangles and arrange 4 triangles on each tray. Bake for 15 mins.

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