Yummy scones from Great British Bake Off runner up, Kimberley Wilson

Cheese, onion and sage scones

Why not try baking up some savoury scones for your guests?


  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 50g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 100ml whole milk
  • 1 large, free-range egg
  • 100g mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 50g parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 large sage leaves, finely chopped


1. Heat the oven to 220C/Fan200C/Gas. 

2. Dust a baking tray with a little flour.

3. Place the onion in a frying pan. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and fry in a little butter until soft and pale brown. Add the sage and fry for a minute more until aromatic. Take off the heat. 

4. Place the flour into a large bowl. Rub in the cubed butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the baking powder, cheeses and onions and stir to combine. 

5. Crack the egg into the milk and whisk with a fork to combine. 

6. Pour most of the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, reserving about 2 tbsp of the milk mix. 

7. Using one hand bring the dough together to form a loose ball. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and quickly and lightly bring it together with your fingertips. This should take no more than 30 seconds or so. 

8. Roll the dough out to 2cm thickness. Using a large, sharp knife, cut into 8 large square scones. Gently transfer to the prepared tray. Brush the tops with the remaining beaten egg and milk. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Best enjoyed warm, lavished with butter.

Kimberley Wilson at The Young Carers Festival

Kimberley Wilson supporting The Children’s Society at the Young Carers Festival