When I learned that the Bakers Delight near my work has stopped selling savoury scones, I was disappointed.

I thought this couldn’t mark the end of  my savoury scone supply. No way.

So I man up like any savoury-scones-obssessed-person would be and attempt at scone-making again. 😉 My last attempt was lacklustre (I think it has to do with I didn’t place the scones close enough on the tray while baking).  They did not rise and they became “butter cookies”. Bummer!

After trying a different scone recipe (this time was from my 4 Ingredients – One Pot One Bowl cookbook, I can only say my scones are “butter cookies” no more! They puffed and fluffed…like a proper scone should be. The beauty of this recipe is no butter is required and there’s a secret ingredient in the recipe…

And guess what …it’s sparkling water!

Semi Sundried Tomatoes & Feta Scones

(tweaked original recipe as suggested by 4 Ingredient cookbook – One Pot One Bowl)

What you’ll need:-

  • 4 cups (500g/17.6 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 8 tsps baking powder
  • 50g/1.76 ounces semi sundried tomatoes, finely sliced
  • 100g/3.4 ounces feta, finely chopped
  • 1 & 1/4 cup (300ml/10.1 fluid ounces) cream
  • 1 cup (250ml/8.45 fluid ounces) sparkling water (I used San Vittoria Sparkling Mineral Water)

(1) Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius/364 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with baking paper. (2) Sift the flour into a bowl (I actually skipped this step :P).  Add semi sundried tomatoes and feta and mix well with the flour with a fork. (3)Make a well in the middle, pour in the cream and sparkling mineral water. Use a fork and eventually your hand to mix until a firm dough is formed (be careful not to overbeat). (4) Roll the dough out and cut with a scone cutter (or any round cookie cutter). (5) Arrange closely together on the baking tray *important* and bake until golden brown. The recipe book said about 12 minutes, but it took me about 15 minutes to brown the top.

{Slather with some herbed garlic butter… and you won’t regret it! Okay, maybe your waistline will…but that’s what flowy and oversized tops are for hehe! ;)}

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