Simple Savory White Cheddar Scones

  • Author: This Mess Is Ours
  • Prep Time: 8 mins
  • Cook Time: 28 mins
  • Total Time: 36 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 medium scones 1x



  • 1 bag Pamela’s Biscuit & Scone Mix
  • 8 tablespoons very cold salted butter, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons buttermilk, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded white cheddar
  • 1/2 cup sundried peppers or tomatoes (not oil packed), roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary


  1. Place the rack in the top third of the oven and preheat to 375°F.
  2. Combine the Pamela’s Biscuit & Scone Mix, butter, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the “S” blade. Pulse until the butter into the dry mix until pea-sized crumbs are formed.
  3. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the 1 1/4 cups of buttermilk, stir to incorporate. If the mixture still seems a bit dry add a teaspoon of the additional buttermilk at a time, stirring and folding after each addition until all of the dry mix is incorporated. Add the cheese, peppers or tomatoes, and rosemary. Fold until just incorporated.
  4. On a parchment covered sheet pan, form the dough into a 1″ to 1 1/2″ high round and cut into wedges. Brush the remaining buttermilk over the top. Bake for 25- 28 minutes until golden. Remove the pan to a wire rack to cool.

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