Saturday, February 5, 2011

Scones With Spinach, Feta And Sun-dried Tomatoes

I love scones and decided to make something different this morning when I woke up. I normally make plain scones that we eat with strawberry jam and cream but I decided on savoury scones for today! It took a little bit longer to make because the spinach needed to be cooked, the sun-dried tomatoes chopped and the feta cheese crumbled. My dear husband loved it and to my surprise our fifteen year old son as well! Our twelve year old daughter didn't say anything because she has a sweet tooth like her mama! I liked it but have to admit that after the first one I cut an end piece with no savoury on it off of another scone, went to the refrigerator and got out the strawberry jam! If you tend to have a taste for more salty food you will love this! Enjoy...scones are a joy of life!

2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1 extra-large egg
3/4 cup buttermilk

150 gram spinach, washed and stems removed
1/2 to 3/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Preheat the oven to 450*F. Lightly dust a baking sheet with all-purpose flour. Cook the spinach until soft, transfer to a sieve and drain well by pressing out the water. Sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Rub in the butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Lightly whisk the egg and add the buttermilk. Add to the dry ingredients and cut in with a knife to form a soft dough. Gently shape the dough into a ball and put it on a lightly floured surface. Flatten slightly so the dough is about one inch thick and cut out large scones using a glass or large biscuit cutter. Arrange the scones on the baking sheet, leaving enough space in between them for rising. Brush with a little milk. Mix the drained spinach, tomatoes and feta cheese. Make a hollow in each scone and spoon a little of the spinach mixture inside. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 10-15 minutes or until nicely risen, done and golden brown on top. Serve hot with butter and extra feta or cheddar cheese if desired.

Scones with strawberry jam and cream above. I made the basic scone recipe and added half a cup of cheddar cheese.

Enjoy the scones with some hot tea!

All images taken by me.


  1. you take "to go" orders? Both options look delicious. Happy to see a post from you's been awhile.

  2. Both looks very delicious !!! ...hello Ingrid .....that is a long time.....i miss you......lovely love love

  3. This looks like an excellent savory scone to start the day.

  4. Hi Ingrid,

    You really must be a very good cook. All those delicious dishes you show us on your blog! Scones are among my favourite tea time treats. I have never eaten them with spinach and cheese. Thank you for the recipe!

    Lieve groet, & happy sunday!

    Madelief xox

  5. Hello again...we went to our friend.......her husband died last year...and what do you do lots of memeories drink wine.....warm and cosy...and than st once it is late !!! hahahah!! ...please join my give away darling......happy day love

  6. Dear Ingrid, I love favourite being fruit ones with clotted cream and jam. Not the most slimming of treats!

    Your savoury scones sound and, I am sure, taste delicious I rather like the idea of spinach in a scone....but I do not think that I should have added the jam!!

  7. Thank you everybody for your comments! Oops Edith, a misunderstanding..I only took the end of the scone off where there was no savoury and put the jam on that little piece! :)

  8. OMG! These look fantastic!!! The pictures are out of this world, Ingrid!!!

  9. Ingrid, hi
    Both of the scones looks Fantastic and your photos very nice and... delicious !!!

  10. Carissima dolce Ingrid...what a great JOY to see you tonight!!!!!!!!!

    ...(Actually i am al ready in pyjama to jump in my bed and saw your post before I closed the PC...!)

    Oh,,, THIS is a fabulous recipe....I do love indeed both versions and will try them out very soooooon!!!!!

    I always LOVE to try out new recipes; I am very curious; interested in other cultures and "experimenting" new things is my passion!!!!!

    The pictures you took are wonderful; you are a magnificient food photographer: it is sooo difficult and you do it with greatest talent and soooo much CHARME!!!!!!!!!!

    Styled to perfection and gorgeous: elegant dishes.....PURE CLASS and superbe style; my Dear!!!!!

    Un Abbraccione forte ciao ciao Carissima Ingrid elvira

  11. The food, the setting ... everything looks so delicious. Have a nice evening, @nne

  12. OOO dit lyk NOG mooier en lekkerder hier op jou blog as op FB!

  13. I did write that amazing recipe down, Ingrid.
    Oh and I really want to go lemon picking right now!
    Have a happy day xx

  14. The savoury scones look so.. delicious.
    I've just found your lovely site and would love to join you for a cup of tea ~ make mine weak white and one ~ Thank You
    "All Things French"

  15. What a delight to come across your blog...those scones are mouth wateringly gorgeous! I must try your recipe. I was watching a scone recipe on TV just yesterday and now I've found you..I'd say the stars are aligned. Cheers! Sophie's Dad Ron



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