Butternut and Herb Scones


Hey, hey….lets talk about savoury scones for awhile.  Who is more into savoury than sweet? Personally, I am not fussy. My mom was the queen of scone making, she would throw together a batch in like no time.  Unlike me, who still goes by the written out recipe!  Yip, there is no hope ! She would add this or that, or keep them plain so we could have jam and cream with them (yum). No matter what, they were always delicious :-). Anyway, scones just seemed to be on my radar lately, but I wanted to just change it up a bit so savoury scones it was.  I have been on a bit of a butternut vibe lately (but that is a story for another time, and apart from the fact that I had bought a pocket of butternuts…I just thought butternut scones just had to happen, I mean …come on, we have butternut everything happening these days, so why not butternut scones! Let me tell you, these Butternut and Herb ones are the Thing !  Just saying!!!


Butternut and Herb Scones

Preparation time:  15 minutes (prep time will be longer if you do not have pre-roasted mashed butternut)

Cooking time:  20 minutes

Total time:  35 minutes


125 millilitres (1/4 cup) salted butter

500 millilitres (2 cups) cake wheat flour

1 jumbo-sized free range egg

125 millilitres (1/4 cup) buttermilk

125 millilitres (1/4 cup) mashed roasted butternut

125 millilitres (1/4 cup) chopped spring onion

125 millilitres (1/4 cup) chopped fresh rosemary

a little extra milk for the tops of the scones


Firstly, preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (170 degrees Celsius Fan Oven)/350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Dust a baking tray with a little flour, to prevent sticking.

In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder and the chilled butter.  Using your hands, yes, I prefer using my hands with this next step, it is a bit messy but persevere and scrunch the butter into the flour mixture with your fingers, with a lifting up motion. Continue to do this until you literally have a bowl of ‘breadcrumbs’.  Shake the bowl, and you will notice any big clumps sitting on the top, just break those down.

(You may want to wash your hands now quickly) Then add the egg, buttermilk, butternut, spring onion and herbs.  Stir well with a metal spoon.

Empty the scone mixture onto a floured surface.  (This may sound ridiculous, but now is the time to flour your hands) Flatten the scone mixture slightly. Using a knife divide the scone mixture into eight. I usually cut, as if I were cutting a pie.

With a little extra milk, moisten the top of each scone.

Place in the preheated oven and let cook for 20 minutes.

Once done, enjoy with a nice smearing of butter.

Enjoy 🙂



70 thoughts on “Butternut and Herb Scones

  1. Pingback: Butternut and Herb Scones — Lynne’s Recipe Trails | Pink Cobwebs

    • Haha you and your sweet tooth 🙂 I hear you completely. Thanks Miriam. Scones, cream and jam…yum 🙂 Well, the first savoury scone I made was with loads of cheese, and that too was delicious 🙂


  2. Sweet or savoury, I love scones, and this recipe is intriguingly different to any I’ve tried before. I also love the flavour of butternut, so I’d say these are a winner. They look wonderful on your photo.

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    • Thanks so much Millie. I too am a huge fan of scones. This was different, but really really nice with a tinge of the butternut flavour and of course the added herbs made them very special. 🙂


  3. Seriously this look so tasty! I love the flecks of herbs in there and the color is amazing! Such a great idea for a savory scone, but you always surprise and amaze me with your flavor combinations! I´m definitely a team-savory all days of the week. Cheese before chocolate!

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    • Thanks Terry. Just something a little different. Now I am wanting scones now too 🙂 🙂 🙂 . We are experiencing slightly chilly weather here today, but then it is winter here I suppose (lol) Otherwise, all good, I have just done some yoga, and will hit the gym a little later 🙂 Have a lovely day my friend.:-)

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  4. Hi Lynne,
    After trying these delicious scones, wonderful by the way, probaly not as good as you make ! I have nominated you for a great unique award today, which I hope you will accept and enjoy, it has been posted on my blog this afternoon, let me know what you think ?
    Have a lovely day,

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