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Eggless Apple Sage Cheddar Scones #BreadBakers

For this month's Bread Bakers, Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm suggested fall breads as the theme. We have to bake any hearty bread that reminds us of the fall. Pumpkins were the first thing that came to mind and I decided to make a quick bread with pumpkin. Unfortunately it did not come well, so that at the last minute I decided to make these savory scones.

The combination of apple with sage and cheddar was lovely. You really don't need anything extra to serve along these scones. Store them in an airtight container and warm them before serving. If you love bread baking and want to be part of this wonderful group, go through the details at the end of the post.


{ Eggless scones with apple, sage and cheddar cheese }
Recipe Source ~ Spoon Fork Bacon
Makes 12 medium scones


2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ cup cold butter
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 apple
1 tbsp sage, finely chopped
1 tsp cracked black pepper
½ cup buttermilk


1. Preheat the oven to 190°C | 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl,  sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the sugar and mix.

3. Using a grater with large holes, grate the butter into the flour. Using your fingers, rub butter into flour until the mixture becomes coarse.

4. Add apple, sage, cheese and black pepper and mix together until well combined.

5. Add the buttermilk and mix together until just combined and the mixture has formed into dough.

6. Gently press to make the dough to make a ball. Place on a lightly floured surface. Gently roll to a rectangle of 1-inch thickness.

7. Cut them into rounds using a cutter or cut into your desired shape. Place the scones in the baking sheet.

8. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the scones puff up and the tops just start to brown. Cool for 5 minutes and serve.

Notes and Tips
  • Make sure the butter is cold, otherwise it will be difficult to grate. You can also chop them into small pieces instead of grating.
  • The dough will be slightly sticky, but do not add more flour. Also do not overwork the dough which will make the scones hard.

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  1. Nice combo of flavors in your scones.

  2. wow! so crispy scones.. Love the flavour in it

  3. Looks flavoursome. I am sure the kids would love it. Well-done Sona!

  4. yummylicious scones Sona. Apple, sage and cheddar is a wonderful combination and its eggless.

  5. I love sage and cheddar together. Perfect fall recipe.

  6. Amazing fall flavors in those scones Sona. Love how flaky they turned out.

  7. What a great recipe! I love that you added black pepper!

  8. sage black pepper and cheese - these must be full of so much flavor

  9. I think a savory scone is such a nice change from the usual sweet choice. Nicely done!

  10. nice combo and perfect for winter

  11. Sounds really interesting...

  12. The scones look gorgeous, and the texture, simply awesome..

  13. Savory scones. Just the kind I LOVE

  14. Scones looks dleish.. Perfect for breakfast

  15. I love the apple and cheddar combination..these scones are a winner for sure!

  16. that savory scone sounds as a blend of flavours...woudl love to try it some time

  17. Those sound delicious!

  18. Mmmm, apple, sage AND cheddar? Almost too much goodness—it's a perfect fall combo.

  19. Wow! Love the addition of those lovely flavours in the scones!

  20. Delicious combination of flavors. Yummy scones.

  21. Lovely scones, looks delicious.. Nice combo of apple, sage and cheddar cheese..

  22. Never tried a savory scones.. Loved the combination of apple, sage, cheddar and pepper, looks yummy..

  23. I love savoury scones, need to make some soon.

  24. Must be flavorful..No doubt :) Tempting clicks too :)


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