Our dear friend Celia over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial hosts our International Scone Week which has become a firm annual favourite amongst a lot of us and seems I have just made the deadline for this year.
Last year I made yoghurt scones and this year I wanted to try something a little different and I was impressed with the result. These lovely rustic scones were delicious with strawberry jam and lightly whipped cream as well as some grated Gouda cheese and made for a lovely lunch with a cup of tea which I enjoyed with my mom. 🙂
Rustic Olive Oil Scones
500ml cake flour
20ml baking powder
15ml white sugar
100ml mild olive oil
±125ml buttermilk – yoghurt and milk would also work well
- Preheat the oven to 230°C.
- Sift the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- Measure the oil in a 250ml measuring cup, add the egg and fill to the 250ml mark with the buttermilk.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix to form a rough dough using a knife. Don’t over mix.
- Divide the mixture into 12 and place in muffin tins sprayed with non stick spray, alternatively divide the mixture into 12 and place on a prepared baking tray and bake for approximately 10 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown on top.
No need to brush the top of the scones with an egg wash before baking.
Mandy, don’t we have fun! 🙂 And aren’t these clever, I’ve never seen olive oil scones before! They look lovely! xx
So much fun Celia! I was thrilled with the result of these although I am still convinced there is no better scones than the Sprite scones! Have a lovely day and looking forward to seeing the round up of Scone week tomorrow. 🙂 xo
Not tomorrow love, will be first thing Monday morning, to make sure everyone who wants to bake on the weekend has a chance to. See, you weren’t late at all! 🙂
Excellent – quite tempting to try another recipe then… 🙂 xo
I’m going to try these, I like the idea of using olive oil instead of butter, so much healthier! Have a great weekend.
Enjoy Sue and have a lovely weekend too – sadly bit of a cold one here for us. 🙂 xo
Hi Mandy. What next? Healthy scones? I thought I was the queen of “rustic”. Anyway, your scones look too cute to be called rustic.
Glenda, you are so very kind, thank you! With the amount of jam and cream I put on them, healthy flies out the window! Have a super day. 🙂 xo
I have never used olive oil in scones….what a healthy and great idea!
They really worked out well Angie. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Gee, Mandy, I do like the sound of an olive oil flavored scone and yours look terrific. Bring some with you, please. 🙂 Have a good week.
Put the kettle on John, I’m on my way with a batch warm from the oven. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
I’ll have to buy a kettle. Yank, ya know. 🙂
Cake flour, what a smart idea. I love the simplicity of these, any type jam or preserves would be great with them. Even better when shared with someone we love. 🙂
Amazing how much better food tastes when shared with loved ones Judy. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
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Hi Fabulousfannyjr, thank you so much for reblogging my recipe! Have a super day and enjoy the scones. 🙂
Yummy! I like the use of olive oil instead of butter 😀 What proportion of milk to yogurt should I use in place of the buttermilk?
Hi Ada, I would still use the same proportion of milk or yoghurt to bring the total liquid amount to 250ml. Remember not to over mix the ingredients, you want them just to bind. I would love to hear how they turnout. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Nicely done Mandy, they look delicious (perfect color too). I had wanted to get in the kitchen to join in to Nat. Scone Week but we finally got the perfect weather to work outdoors. Since we’ve had so few I had no choice but to drag out the tools & start in on The Yard That Got Away From Me.
How nice to have some good weather to work in the garden Diane. I haven’t done that for a while myself. The deadline for scone week runs until the end of the weekend so you still have time if you want to get into the kitchen. Have a super weekend friend. 🙂 xo
Olive oil scones- these look great! I like olive oil- even in ice cream – so this is right up my alley!
Thanks so much Heidi! These really were lovely. Olive oil is so much more versatile than I originally thought. Have a super weekend. 🙂 xo
I was involved last year but this year I’m sadly going to miss the deadline. I haven’t had a scone with olive oil before and I love scones with buttermilk – it gives them a lovely texture xx
Hi Charlie, I know Celia is waiting until the end of the weekend to give people extra time, so you may still want to make a batch. Have a super weekend. 🙂 xo
I love this recipe for savoury scones Mandy 🙂
I was playing with the idea of adding seed of sorts Tandy, but then when plain in the end. Have a lovely long weekend. 🙂 xo
Ooh I LOVE these – and you made them with olive oil too. Am so going to have to turn my oven on this evening!
What a beautiful compliment Tanya – I am honoured, thank you! Hope you enjoy them as much as me. Have a beautiful weekend. 🙂 xo
I’m currently trying to figure out why my mouth is watering when I’m not a huge scone eater lol. I am really starting to get hungry here. Love this Mandy
Kay, you are always so kind, thank you! Have a super day dear. 🙂 xo
Olive oil and buttermilk would make for very light scones, I think.
They were super Lizzy, will definitely make them again. Possible using yoghurt next time in place of the buttermilk. Have a lovely week ahead. 🙂 xo
Oh I wish I had of known about this event. I haven’t made scones in ages. Yours look so delicious, I would love to have one with a nice cup of tea 🙂
Nothing quite beats a scone and a nice cup of tea Julie. Hope you get to enjoy a scone soon. Have a happy week ahead. 🙂 xo
I too love the idea of using olive oil. Also love the gouda cheese. Super that you shared this with your Mom.
It’s always nice sharing something baked with a loved one Norma and who better than mom. Have a lovely week ahead. 🙂 xo
Sadly as away from my kitchen I won’t be joining scone week…but I do love a good one. Thanks for letting me enjoy them virtually.
What a pity Sally, although I am sure you are enjoying something exciting and fun. Have a lovely week ahead. 🙂 xo
Nice and simple, love them fresh from the oven
Can’t beat a warm scone with a cup of tea on the side. Hope you have been keeping well Raymund and had a good holiday. 🙂
May I have one or two w/ my coffee, please?
Have a wonderful Sunday Sweet Mandy : ) XXXxx
For you dear, I will keep an entire batch. Have a beautiful week ahead. 🙂 xo
To me, there is nothing rustic about your scones other than their name. I think they would be well received in any nice restaurant. 🙂
Karen, what a wonderful compliment, thank you so much! Have a super week ahead. 🙂 xo
I’ve missed it! And I love scones.. I might just have to make a batch once I’ve settled back in at my mom’s cabin. I’ve never seen a scone made with olive oil, this is a brilliant idea.. and I’m loving the idea of a little grated cheese as well! xx
These were fabulous with tea – maybe they were nicer because I was enjoying them with mom. Have a super day Smidge. 🙂 xo
I think I say this every year during scone week, and just about every time I see a scone….I have yet to make them and I keep meaning to. One of these days I’ll get around to it. So many recipes, so little time. This one sounds particularly good to me though Mandy, so when I do make them, I may give this a shot. 🙂
I feel most honoured that you will be willing to try my recipe first Kristy. 😀 I feel like a proud parent – hee hee. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
A delicious savory scone! You could even add a little rosemary with your olive oil. I like where you are going with this idea. I have only had sweet scones before with fruits. Have a super week. Take Care, BAM
What a fantastic idea Bam – I love the idea of rosemary. Have a super week too. 🙂 xo
So pretty!! My scones (when I’ve made them, long, long ago) looked remarkably like paving stones, not fluffy pretties like this. Perhaps it’s time to give it another go . . .
You are too kind dear, thank you! I bet your scones weren’t as bad as you say.These are super easy Kathryn, I hope you will make them. Have a beautiful week ahead. 🙂 xo