easy sprite scones with cheese and herbs

sprite scones with cheese and herbs

This is one of those legendary recipes you read and hear about and always wonder about.

It was given to me many years ago by an ex colleague and I had it filed in  my recipe graveyard file.  You know the one? So the other day I decided to dig it out, do further online research on it, and make it a savoury.  I was feeling a little over the whole sugar thing at the time.

This is what you need to make these dreadfully easy scones:

  • 250ml / 1 cup of cream (you can use long life cream)
  • 1 can of sprite or lemonade / 340ml
  • 5 cups of self raising flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbs of chopped herbs (I used a  mix of rosemary, thyme, parsley, oregano and basil)
  • 1 generous cup of grated strong cheddar
  • a lightly beaten egg with a splash of milk to glaze the top

Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Using the paddle attachment of your electric mixer, mix all the ingredients until just combined, be careful not to over mix. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and work into a ball adding a bit more flour if necessary.  It can be a bit sticky. Lightly flatten it our with your hands to a height of about 3.5cm.  Using a round cookie cutter, cut out the scones and place on a lined baking tray (I love using silicone baking mats). Brush the tops with the egg / milk mixture and bake in the oven for 15 minutes until golden brown and risen.

These are just the easiest things to make. If you left out the salt, herbs and cheese you could keep them as a sweeter version.

Like all scones, they are at their very best when they just come out the oven.

perfect straight out the oven with butter melting in

Fabric under scones by Silk and Cotton Co

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7 Responses to easy sprite scones with cheese and herbs

  1. Alida October 17, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    Oh yum! I could eat quite a few of those right now with loads of butter. Just delicious Sam!

  2. Robert October 17, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    Nice… love a good cheese scone. Although I’ve always enjoyed a little bit of cayenne pepper with anything cheesy.

  3. Sam October 17, 2011 at 8:24 am #

    I think Cayenne (or chilli) would be awesome with these 🙂

  4. Sam October 17, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    Thanks Ally, I gave them all to my nephews to take away any temptation. Have a fabulous week. S x

  5. Lori October 17, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    Sprite in a scone?! Love the print under the cooling rack – so beautiful Sammie x

  6. Sam October 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    The fabric is from Silk and Cotton Co. Too stunning.

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