Eggs in cheddar scones

Prep 20 min
Total 35 min
Serves 8



2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 tbsp
2 tsp
granulated sugar
1 tsp plus pinch of
salt, divided
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 cup
cold unsalted butter
1 cup
grated cheddar cheese
1 cup


  • PREHEAT oven to 425F, then line a baking sheet with parchment. Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, 1 tsp salt, baking soda and garlic powder in a large bowl. Grate butter into flour mixture, then add cheddar and toss to coat.
  • STIR buttermilk into flour mixture with a fork until dough just comes together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Lightly knead 3 or 4 times and pat together until 1 in. thick.
  • USE a 3 1/2-in. round cutter to cut a circle of dough. Leaving larger cutter in place, press a 2 1/4-in. round cutter in the centre to make a ring. Remove dough from centre and repeat with remaining dough. Gather scraps and centres, patting out to 1-in. thickness and cutting until you have 8 rings. Arrange rings 1 in. apart on prepared sheet.
  • BAKE until risen and slightly browned, 7 to 8 min. Crack an egg into each ring, season each with a pinch of salt, then continue baking until scones are golden brown and whites of eggs are almost set, 8 to 9 min for soft yolks. Serve warm.


Kitchen Tip: The whites should be slightly jiggly when removed from the oven, eggs will continue to cook in the hot scones.


Calories 355
Protein 14 g
Carbohydrates 28 g
Fat 20 g
Fibre 1 g
Sodium 567 mg

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Issue: March 2018

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Photo credit: Photo, Erik Putz.

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