3 cheese seed scones

cheese & seed scones

Ahhh, it’s certainly feel like scone weather. Cool, crisp mornings (or soggy if you live here on the Wet Coast) makes it easy to turn on the oven and whip up a batch of these scones. As you probably realize, I love scones and make them on a semi-regular basis. Raspberry drop scones? I’ve done ‘em. Vegan scones with pear & ginger? Yup, tasty. But savoury scones? Not my forte.

cheese & seed scones

It’s kind of weird because the very first scone I remember eating was a cheddar cheese version. On Saturday mornings, I’d head downtown with my mom and we’d window shop and then make a stop for tea and scones. A cheddar scone and a pat of butter, please, would be my Saturday staple. Crumbly, buttery and cheesy….what’s not to love? But when I started making scones on my own the idea of adding cheese never occurred to me. How silly because these scones are delicious. And they are perfect because you don’t need any eggs for these (which is ideal on those mornings when you really need to go grocery shopping & decide that you’ll put it off another day).


I wanted to give these scones a bit of pizazz. So I threw on some cornmeal and black and white sesame seeds. Flax seeds, poppy seeds or any other kind of seed would work nicely here. It not only makes these treats pretty to look at but it gives a nice crunch. I also decided to try baking these in a cast iron skillet which makes them look rustic and homey – but you could easily bake them on a baking sheet instead.

cheese & seed scones

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27 comments to “3 cheese seed scones”

  1. 1
    Jacqui   September 20, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    For some reason I never think to make savory scones either. These sound like a great way to start the day… or maybe breakfast for dinner!

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    margie   September 20, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I am a big fan of scones, too – and I never make savory scones. I don’t think I’ve ever even eaten a cheese scone, but they sound delicious.

    I’m midway through a “find the perfect scone” personal challenge, during which I’m baking my way through 7 or 8 scone recipes that I’ve had kicking around. I’ve been freezing a few each time, unbaked, and one of these days I’m going to have a side-by-side comparison.

    I’m a little bit Type A sometimes, eh?

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    Rocky Mountain Woman   September 20, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    It must be cheese scone day in blog world! I’ve seen a few others today. These look amazing!!!

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    Maddie   September 20, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Oh, gosh…I’ve never made scones. And I really can’t remember having eaten one, either. Yet now I’m craving a warm, cheesy, fresh-out-of-the-oven one! I blame these photographs, and I can’t wait to take the recipe for a spin.

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    Dana   September 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I’m a big fan of savory baked goods and I certainly love savory scones! What a great idea for the topping. My one beef with scones is that they can be a little blah in the texture department. You fixed that right up!

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    Danielle   September 20, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    These look absolutely delicious and just perfect for the approach of autumn. I think I will try them this weekend :)

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    Sophia foley   September 20, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Totally off subject…just read your ad-free blog link; would recommend EVERYONE go read it RIGHT NOW! ha…seriously thoughtful and well explained. Spot on.
    on subject however; do you think tomatoes would do well in a savory scone or would they water down too much?

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    newlywed   September 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    My husband and I love scones, though I confess I’ve yet to try a savory scone. These look wonderful!

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    Bijoux   September 20, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Oh, I like anything with cheese in it except maybe cream cheese (bleh). I also have a cast iron skillet which I have been using faithfully since I bought one a couple of months ago. These will have to wait for a long weekend when I will be home and in the mood for baking. Seems I seldom have time for baking nowadays. Sucks.

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    Sues   September 20, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Scones are my favorite!! But add 3 cheeses in and I’m in total heaven!! I really need to get a cast iron skillet. These look amazing :)

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    LimeCake   September 20, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    I love scones. Never had savory ones before though. These look delicious!

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    Foodie in Berlin   September 21, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Nice touch with the skillet and the seeds.

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    Joanne   September 21, 2010 at 3:20 am

    I’ve actually never had a savory scone but the more I see them around, the more I think I should! I love the sesame seed topping…they have such a great flavor!

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    Eleanor Brown   September 21, 2010 at 4:28 am

    These sound delicious. Savoury scones are definitely my favourite!

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    julie   September 21, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I love trying out new scone recipes so I made these today to go with some soup and they were very good! Thanks for the recipe, also great that it’s eggless.

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    kickpleat   September 21, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Jacqui, these would be great for dinner…as a side for soup or stew!

    Margie, what are you waiting for? Hop on the bandwagon, they’re delicious. Wow, that’s impressive – I’d love to hear the results for the best scone.

    Thanks RMW! Can’t have too much of a good thing.

    Aw thanks Maddie.

    Dana, the seeds and cornmeal have such an appealing crunch! No more boring texture.

    Thanks Danielle, let me know how they turn out.

    Thanks Sophia! As for adding tomatoes, I think it would be too watery. But you can definitely add in some sun-dried or your own homemade oven-dried tomatoes. In fact, that would be plain awesome.

    Bijoux, glad you are loving the cast iron skillet! I hope you can find time to bake soon :)

    Thanks Sues, they’re tasty and while you don’t need a cast iron skillet, they sure make things better!

    Thanks LimeCake!

    Foodie in Berlin, thanks! I think so too :)

    Joanne, give ‘em a try! The seeds work so nice in this scone.

    Thanks Eleanor for stopping by!

    Julie, glad you enjoyed them. They’d be fantastic with soup!

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    Tracy   September 21, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I really love the rustic baking approach. I wish we had a cast iron. That pat of butter looks dreamy.

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    Esther   September 21, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I love how you make references to Vancouver in your posts! I just recently moved to Toronto from Vancouver, and reading your blog makes me nostalgic… (and hungry). =)

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    jodye @ 'scend food   September 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    These scones look just beautiful! I especially love baking in my cast iron, it looks so homey, and it may just be my imagination, but food baked in cast iron has a certain taste to it that is just so perfect! I recently made a huge chocolate chip cookie (cookie cake?) in my skillet and it was wonderful.

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    rachel   September 21, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I love savory scones! These look fantastic.

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    tiina { sparkling ink }   September 22, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Oh, this is just absolutely lovely. Was thinking about making scones but couldn’t decide what kind. This recipe sounds so yummy! Your blog is always such a wonderful place to visit! Thanks for sharing the inspiration. xx

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    kickpleat   September 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks Tracy! A cast iron pan is inexpensive and so worth it. You could even use an old pan that you find in a thrift store. It will be gungy and gross but you just clean it up (a bit of elbow grease) and it will last forever.

    I’m glad I could bring some of that Vancouver love you to, Esther!

    Jodye, a cookie in a cast iron pan would be awesome!!!

    Thanks Rachel, I was pretty happy with how they turned out.

    Aw, so nice to hear, Tiina!

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    Lynn   September 24, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Savory scones don’t call to me as much as sweet, but these might make me change my mind. Cheese? Yes, please!

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    kickpleat   September 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Cheese please indeed, Lynn :)

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    Ashley   October 9, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I love the seeds on top! Savoury scones are my favourite. The scones we ate most often growing up were cheese scones and raisin scones mmm.

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    kickpleat   October 18, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Can’t go wrong with scones, right Ashley?

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