Olive Oil Scones | International Scone Week

For my second recipe for International Scone Week 2017 I decided to make olive oil scones. These come from a recipe from 1984.

Olive Oil Scones
Olive Oil Scones
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When I started high school we were given subject choices. We could choose between Art and Accounting and this choice determined our class. Another choice was between French and Typing and the third allowed us to do Home Economics and something else. From the last statement you can guess that I took up Home Economics. I also chose Accounting and French. After a year I swapped Accounting for Art hoping I would be better at drawing than adding up columns of numbers. My mom recently sent me my Form 2 recipe book which has 19 recipes in it. My plan is to make my way through it one recipe at a time. Some recipes are handwritten and others were printed out for us. We had to submit our books for marking, and were marked on listing the correct equipment. We were also marked on writing down the method correctly.

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On paging through the book I see I lost interest in writing down the equipment needed after 11 recipes. The cooking part of our Home Economics lessons came to an end in May so I see my attention span was not that long. The second recipe in my book is for scones made with oil. It was provided to us in typed form by our teacher and only lists the ingredients and two lines of method:

  • Beat oil and milk together
  • add to sieved ingredients and mix

I think I am going to get hold of my teacher and tell her that was a fail. The recipe calls for vegetable oil but I chose to use olive oil to make Olive Oil Scones. They were so good that I whipped up a second batch straight away.

Olive Oil Scones

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Olive Oil Scones

These scones are an adaptation of a high school favourite
Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 6 scones
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 136 g flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1.25 mls fine salt
  • 10 mls baking powder
  • 25 mls olive oil
  • 65 mls milk, plus extra for glazing


  • Sieve the flour, salt, and baking powder into a mixing bowl
  • Whisk together the oil and milk and pour into the dry ingredients
  • Mix together using a knife until the dough just comes together
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a disc
  • Roll to 2cm thick and cut out your scones using a dough cutter or glass *
  • Place onto a lined baking tray and glaze the tops
  • Put the scones into the fridge while you preheat the oven to 220° Celsius
  • Bake for 15 minutes and remove from the oven
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack before serving


* remember to not twist the cutter to ensure a good rise
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41 thoughts on “Olive Oil Scones | International Scone Week

  1. I still have my home economics book too somewhere but I have memories of some of the ‘delights’ we made! Aberdeen sausage for one was a type of meatloaf. And Kentish cake was a chocolate and coconut one. No scones though these ones looked interesting.

  2. Home economics was mandatory for us from grades 5-8, all boys and girls took it. I have some vivid memories of a few things we made as well. I have only been able to find a few of the recipes though. Who knows what happened to the rest. Olive oil scones sound quite tasty, nice to know you improved on the instructions!

    1. Mark chose to do Home Economics which was quite strange as he was not a great eater when he was younger. I think it is a great idea to make life skills such as these compulsory.

  3. A very interesting post to me, Tandy. I took history, science, accounting and maths as my four non-language subjects at school. Now, as a adult, I often wondered why I took science which I have never, ever used in my life. I would much rather have taken home economics – much more useful.

  4. Olive Oil Scones – how very interesting! We love scones at my house. My 12-year-old daughter recently asked for some home-baked blueberry scones when she was eating a bakery-made cinnamon scone. Home baked is always better…

    I will be adding your Olive Oil Scones on my list of things to try soon. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5 stars
    Unfortunately, we did not have any options to choose either Home Economics or Accounting, or Typing. It was foreign languages, only. I don’t think it was bad but now I understand, reading your post, how much I have missed. Since I honestly believe olive oil is one of the most valuable treasures Nature has given us, your scones must be heavenly good. Will do as soon as the temperatures are back to normal. Thank you dear Tandy !

    1. How amazing that your only choice was languages. I would have loved to have learnt Italian at school. Please let me know if you do try the recipe 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    I love how you’re going to make your way through these recipes Tandy! Glad you changed it to olive oil though 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Hi Tandy, these scones sounds wonderful, will definitely have to try this recipe. We did not have many choices back then, I did home ec and welding.

  8. Hi
    Would I be able to add fruit to your recipe for Olive Oil Scones?
    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Sharon. I can see no reason why you should not be able to do so. What did you have in mind? Just don’t overload the dough if that makes sense. Thanks for the visit. Tandy

  9. I sure wish you would include a translated recipe in English measures! hard to translate

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