Recipe type: Baking
Cuisine: South Africa
I love scones and decided to make something different this morning. I normally make plain scones that we eat with homemade strawberry jam and cream but today I decided to make a large savoury scone using basil, feta and sundried tomatoes. Cut it into wedges and serve with lashings of butter...yum!
  • 2 Cups Cake Flour
  • 3 Tsps Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 80 Gr Butter
  • 1 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves Torn
  • 50 Gr Sundried Tomatoes Chopped
  • 2 Large Eggs Beaten (save some to brush on top of the scone)
  • Buttermilk
  • 2 Rounds Feta Cheese
  • Chives for Decorating
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Sift the cake flour, baking powder and salt together and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the basil and sundried tomatoes to the flour mixture.
  4. Take the beaten egg and add enough buttermilk to make up a ¾ cup.
  5. Mix into the flour mixture until a soft dough is formed.
  6. Shape the dough into a large circle and cut into wedges, but not all the way through.
  7. Crumble the two rounds of feta and sprinkle on top.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes until done.
  9. Remove from the oven sprinkle with chopped chives and serve with lashings of butter.
Recipe by SAPeople Tasty Recipes at