If you've always preferred a cheese scone to their sweet equivalent, why not take it one step further with this savoury and satisfying Stilton scone, which pairs the indulgent blue cheese with tart pickled walnuts.


  • 200g Self-raising flour
  • 50g Unsalted butter cubed
  • 50g Stilton cheese
  • 80g Pickled walnuts finely chopped
  • 1tsp English mustard
  • 1tbsp Fresh chives chopped
  • 80ml Whole milk
  • 1 Egg beaten


  • STEP 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 190°C/170°C Fan/Gas Mark 5.

  • STEP 2

    Sieve the flour into a large bowl, then rub in the butter cubes until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the Stilton, pickled walnuts, mustard and chives.

    Make a well in the centre of the mixture, and using a round bladed knife, gradually mix in the milk until a soft dough is formed. Take care not to overmix.

  • STEP 3

    On a floured surface, lightly knead the mixture. Roll it out to 20mm thick and cut out 8 circles using a 6cm round cutter. Place the circles on a greased baking tray and brush with beaten egg to glaze.

  • STEP 4

    Bake for approximately 15 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a rack and leave to cool slightly. Serve warm with thickly spread butter.

Recipe and image courtesy of Opies