blue cheese + walnut buttermilk scones

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I've been eyeing scones at every brunch place that I've been to in the last six months - but since I love a nice, big bacon-and-eggs breakfast, I never end up getting one. So with scones on the brain this weekend, I decided to make my own.

These are, without a doubt, the most delicious things I have ever baked. Buttery, dense, and full of flavor - oh and, super easy. Who knew that scones were easy? Not me. Until now! Dangerous.

When I was thinking up a flavor combo for these scones, I knew I wanted to mix sweet and savory - the blue cheese ended up being the perfect addition. The tanginess is perfect with the slightly sweet dough and the honey that the scones are topped with.

Think of your favorite salad or cheese plate - surely you will find blue cheese, nuts and a lil' sweetness! It's just a classic pairing that never fails.

So this is like, a cheese plate and a scone, all wrapped into one.

Anyways, I'm gonna stop chatting so you can go and make these scones now! Really, do it.

Blue Cheese + Walnut Buttermilk Scones {adapted from A Cozy Kitchen}
makes 6 scones

- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 T granulated sugar
- 2.25 tsp baking powder
- 0.25 tsp baking soda
- 0.5 tsp salt
- 6 T cold unsalted butter
- yolk of one large egg
- 0.25 cup + 2 T cold buttermilk
- 0.5 cup blue cheese
- 0.5 cup chopped walnuts
- honey {for topping}
  1. Preheat oven to 425. Make sure the oven rack is placed in the upper third of the oven.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Cut the butter into the dry mixture {I used my hands} until a coarse meal forms. 
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolk and buttermilk together. Add the mixture to the large bowl and gently combine the ingredients.
  5. Fold in the blue cheese and walnuts into the dough.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead a few times. 
  7. Press dough out into a large one-inch-thick square, and cut into six scones.
  8. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 13 minutes. 
  9. Squeeze a bit of honey on top each scone. Bake for another two minutes.
  10. Enjoy warm with jam or butter {or even make an egg sandwich! Highly recommended.} These freeze wonderfully also!


  1. looks delicious Halle!

  2. OMG, I need to make these this weekend. Thanks girl!

    1. thanks for reading and sharing! hope you enjoy :)


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