Tomato, Onion and Herb Scones

    40 min

    Great with soup, these scones are savoury and taste great with a little butter or olive spread. Enjoy!


    County Dublin, Ireland
    13 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 125g self-raising flour
    • 40g butter
    • 1 medium onion
    • 2 tablesppons olive oil
    • 4 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
    • 175ml milk
    • sesame seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place flour, salt and butter into a bowl. With your hands, combine them until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add the mixed herbs.
    2. Over a medium heat, fry the chopped onion in olive oil until soft.
    3. Add the onion, tomato paste and milk to the mixture. Combine with your hands to form a soft dough.
    4. Flour a work-space and roll out the dough, cutting out small shapes. I used a star shaped cutter - have fun with it.
    5. Place the scones onto a greased baking tray, and brush each with a little milk. Sprinkle each one with sesame seeds. Bake at 230°C/ 450°F/ Gas Mark 8 for about 10 minutes, or until risen and golden at the edges.
    6. Remove and cool on a wire rack. Serve cooled with soup and butter, or by themselves with cheddar and salad.

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    The amounts in this recipe are wrong. When I added the 175ml of milk the 'dough' was more like a soup!! Managed to rescue by adding another 125g flour and butter breadcrumb mix plus dried herbs, but the 'dough' was still too soft really. Anyhow the taste of the scones was outstanding, although the texture was not right. Will definately make again but will add more flour and much less milk!!  -  16 Dec 2009


    too much milk to flour by a long way! it was a sticky mess. I had to add more flour to get a decent dough. Also you need to double the recipe to make a decent amount of scones. ( I didn't bother with the onion. Maybe next time). Once I'd altered the amounts they came out ok. I see it wasn't just me. The other reviews say the same yet no one has bothered to alter the recipe. That's a pity.  -  04 Apr 2015


    Oh dear. Amandah1959 is spot on - the quantities are COMPLETELY wrong. Soup rolling was not easy. I too added extra flour to make it handleable....3 minutes to go in the overn, and I'll report back shortly. Needed an extra 5 minutes of cooking....still waiting... Dough not properly cooked, probably 'cos of the wetness. Putting them back in for another 5 mins.... So after 25 minutes of cooking, we have a result. Flavour pretty good, but poorly risen and still rather chewy. Basically, wouldn't use this recipe again. Sorry Kitty!  -  29 Sep 2013