Ironic Cafe's savoury scones

Photo by Craig Baxter.
Photo by Craig Baxter.
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3 cups self-raising flour
3 cups grated cheese
4 tomatoes, diced
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
3 red onions, diced
2 tsp mustard powder
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
2 cups milk

Grease an oven tray.

Mix the flour, flavourings and cheese in a bowl. Stir in the milk until just mixed. Turn on to a floured bench and knead briefly.

Shape into a log 5cm thick. Cut into squares. Place on greased tray and bake at 175degC-200degC for about 20-30 minutes until cooked.

Note: If the mix is too wet, the scones will sink. Add more flour if needed.

Do not overmix or the scones will be gluggy.


• Requested by Rebecca Croxen, of Dunedin.
• This recipe comes from Ironic Cafe in Anzac Ave, Dunedin.
• If you have enjoyed a dish in an Otago cafe or restaurant and would like the recipe, write to Ask a Chef, Features, Otago Daily Times, PO Box 181, Dunedin, fax 474-7422, or email odt.features@odt.co.nz, including your name, address and a daytime telephone number, and we will request it.