Cheese And Tomato Scones

This recipe represents the proverbial straw that broke the camels’ back. A few years back, a so called friend asked me to email a company about someone else cheating in a competition they were hosting. She asked me because she didn’t want to damage her relationship with her sponsor. But I didn’t for one minute consider my relationship with them. It’s a repeating pattern in my life where I put my friends’ needs and wants before what is good for me. Last year, someone in the social media business who I thought was my friend, sent me a message asking me to please create a recipe and post it to her client’s page to get the ball rolling for a competition. I really didn’t mind and so I made these cheese and tomato scones, with International Scone Week in mind. I did not follow the competition and regretted helping, as a whole lot of bloggers were sent product in a drop off to encourage them to enter and they didn’t bother. To make matters worse, I didn’t get the drop off and so used my own money to help her client. And for no reward! I decided there and then that I would have to toughen up and learn to say no to people who don’t have my best interests at heart. You won’t say no to these amazing scones which worked our perfectly for lunch time meals at work for Dave and I.

Cheese And Tomato Scones
Cheese And Tomato Scones
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Cheese And Tomato Scones

Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 1 batch scones
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Paul Hollywood's 100 Great Breads page 34


  • 500 g bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 30 g fructose
  • 30 g baking powder
  • 75 g butter
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 240 mls milk
  • 100 g mozzarella cheese, grated, divided
  • 100 g oven roasted tomatoes, cooled

for the egg wash

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  • Place the flour, fructose, baking powder, butter, eggs and milk into a large bowl
  • Mix gently by hand until the ingredients are combined
  • Add 80g cheese and mix for 5 minutes
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for 4 minutes until smooth
  • Roll into a ball and divide in 2
  • Roll out each ball into a flat disc
  • Place the tomatoes on top of one disc, and then second disc on top of that
  • Roll out to 1.5cm thick
  • Cut using a cutter of your choice, and don't twist the cutter
  • Place the scones onto a lined baking tray
  • Brush the tops with egg wash and place into the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
  • Brush the tops with egg wash making sure you do not let the egg wash dribble down the edges
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of the scones
  • Bake for 25 minutes
  • Place onto a wire rack to cool slightly
  • Serve warm

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48 thoughts on “Cheese And Tomato Scones

  1. 5 stars
    Hi Tandy, I too would have a hard time saying no to these scones. Cheese and tomato is always a delicious combination. Cheers to getting tough 🙂

  2. You always amaze me with how unethical people are. But really, I shouldn’t be this naive. I receive so many emails from people claiming wanting to help me and my blog, but in reality, reading in between the lines, they are only looking out for their own interests as I can’t see how their “offer” is at all helpful. These scones look like the single most delicious recipe you have ever posted…..and you have so many scrumptious recipes! I can’t wait to try these.

  3. Isn’t working with people such a joy? (Not!) The older I get, the more intolerable I grow with the shenanigans of others. I’m a believer in karma. What goes around comes around and only good things will come to you and your honesty.

    At any rate, these scones look fab! I cannot believe the rise / lift on them. Beautiful! Wishing I had some to pack in my work lunch today…

  4. So sorry to hear of your experience, Tandy. People like that don’t deserve your friendship.
    The scones look amazing!! I’m usually more of a sweet scone person, but these look so flavorful and delicious!

  5. I love cheese and tomatoes – my mother used to make scones at the drop of a hat – wished she had made these:-)

  6. These look lovely – I made some scones last night so will post them this week – love international scone week to make me have fund thinking about scone ideas – are we just to leave a comment on your international scone week post?

  7. Wow, these look great. I will be trying them for sure. It won’t be long before we will have lots of tomatoes ready for picking.

  8. These look like they rose beautifully! The cheese and tomato combination is fantastic. Sorry to hear about your bad experience but at least we all get a good recipe from you out of it.

  9. 5 stars
    So sorry to hear of your experience,… Sometimes people don’t deserve your friendship….
    Lovely scones though!

  10. I am so sorry you were taken advantage of like that Tandy! I agree – sometimes, “no” is okay – but (you are right again) I would never say no to these brilliant scones! Love the tomato and cheese combo in these!

  11. I’ve never been a huge bread person, but I’ve always wondered how scones taste. Believe it or not, I’ve never had any. I must try one, one day. Thanks for posting this recipe.

  12. 5 stars
    MMM! I love this savory take on a sweet classic. I especially love that it has CHEESE! I will definitely have to try these soon! 😀

  13. I could so go for one of your scones right now Tandy with my tea! Cheese and tomato is always a winner!

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