Cheese & chutney scones

A clever new idea for picnics – homemade freshly baked scones with onion pickle topping and grated cheddar

  • Prep:25 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 471
  • fat 24g
  • saturates 14g
  • carbs 48g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 15g
  • salt 2g


  • 350g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 85g butter, diced, plus extra to serve
  • 200g extra-mature cheddar, grated
  • 284ml pot buttermilk
  • 6 heaped tsp onion chutney, plus extra to serve


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Dust a large baking sheet with a little flour. Tip the flour into a big bowl and mix in the bicarb and 1 tsp salt.

  2. Add the butter and rub into the flour with your fingertips to breadcrumbs, or whizz in a food processor until no butter lumps remain. Stir in all but a small handful of the cheese.

  3. Drizzle over the buttermilk and, using a cutlery knife, quickly mix together lightly. Tip onto a lightly floured surface and gently bring together with your hands into an oval about 2.5cm deep. Cut into 6 scones with a floured knife, then lift onto the baking sheet, leaving room for them to spread. Using the back of your tsp measure, press a small dip into the middle of each scone. Spoon the chutney into the dips, scatter over the remaining cheese, and bake for 10-15 mins until risen and golden. Best eaten on the day of baking with butter, plus a dollop more chutney, if you fancy it.

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