Cheese, celery and walnut scones with parsley butter

Celebrate national baking week by taking a savoury approach to baking with these delightful scones.

Cheese and celery scone

Tasty and very ‘moreish’ these savoury scones should be served warm with the butter gently melting so you can swirl in a nutty-sweet stick of celery. A delicious alternative to the traditional scone and jam, they are ideal for a light lunch or teatime treat.

Makes: 15
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10-12 minutes


  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 50g butter
  • 125g mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 head celery, finely chop 2 of the stalks
  • 50g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 large free range egg
  • 6 tbsp Milk (approx.)

For the parsley butter

  • 50g butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped


  1. Pre heat oven 220c /200c fan/ gas mark 7 and grease a baking tray.
  2. Place the flour and baking powder into a large bowl, rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs and then stir in the finely chopped celery, 100g of the grated cheese and the chopped walnuts.
  3. Break the egg into a measuring jug, lightly beat and make up to 150ml with the milk, add all but a small amount, reserve to brush the tops with. Mix gently until you have a soft dough.
  4. Knead lightly on a floured surface and roll out to approximately 2cm thick, cut into 6cm rounds and place on the baking tray, re-roll any trimmings.
  5. Brush the tops with a little of the reserved egg mix and sprinkle with the remaining cheese, bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  6. Mix together the softened butter and parsley, serve the scones warm, split in half and  topped with the butter.

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Last modified: September 16, 2016

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