Black and Blue Scones

London is basking in an absolutely glorious summer this year. Living a ten minute walk from both Hyde Park and Holland Park, I’m spoiled for choice for sprawling picnic spaces. When he and I head out for a picnic, I ALWAYS make these scones because they are the perfect picnic treat.

Black and blue scones


  • 300g flour
  • 100ml almond milk (+ 25ml to wash)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 75g blue cheese (both dairy and non dairy varieties work well)
  • 70g cold butter (or margarine) diced
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 100g D8 Made Black Pepper date butter
  • 25g mixed seeds to top


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius (356F or gas mark 4)
  • Place  greaseproof paper in a L:443 x W:372 xH:23 in a baking tray
  • Sift the flour, salt, cayenne pepper and baking powder into a bowl and, using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add the cheese to the ‘crumb’ mix and ensure even distribution.
  • Stir in the milk until it forms a soft dough, careful not to overwork the dough. 
  • Turn the dough onto a cool, floured surface and roll until it is 2 – 3cm thick.
  • Using a 6cm diameter scone cutter, stamp out scone and place on the baking sheet. Combine and re-roll the scraps and cut out more scones.
  • Brush the tops of the scones with milk and top with the mixed seeds.
  • Place the scones in the middle of the oven and bake for 12 – 15 min until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and once cooled, store in a Kilner jar for your next day out in the sun.

Nutritional Information

Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 215
Total Fat 10.2g 
Saturated Fat 6.6g
Cholesterol 17mg
Total Carbohydrate 26.6g
Dietary Fiber 1.9g
Total Sugars 5.9g
Protein 5.1g

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