Savoury Scones for an Afternoon Tea

Savoury Scones for an Afternoon Tea

I love and afternoon tea, especially the scones, but I’m definitely all about the savoury food. So I wanted to make something a little different with a savoury version for Afternoon Tea. I think we can all agree that cheese scones are delicious but I wanted to add a little extra flavour, so decided on bacon and spring onions, because what a combination!

Cheese, Bacon, & Spring onion scones  

Makes 6 (medium) to 8 (small) scones


  • 225g self-raising flour
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 55g chilled butter, cut into cubes
  • 120g mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 rashers of streaky bacon, finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 100-120ml milk, plus 1 tbsp for glazing
  • Candied Jalapeno Hot Relish (Buy Here)
  • Philadelphia cream cheese  


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas 6.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper into a bowl and make sure they are thoroughly combined.
  3. Add the butter to the bowl and combine with fingertips until it makes a breadcrumb consistency.
  4. Sprinkle 100g of the cheese into the bowl and rub into the mixture. 
  5. Add the bacon and spring onions and distribute evenly.
  6. Make a well in the middle and add most of milk and make a fairly soft but firm dough. Add the remainder of the milk a little at a time to find the right consistency.
  7. Lightly flour a surface and roll out until 2cm thick.
  8. Cut out the scones with a cutter, then put on a baking tray, glaze with milk and sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  10. Let the scones cool for 15 minutes and serve still warm with cream cheese and Hot Relish and a cup of tea.  


Migas Tacos

Migas Tacos

One of the best things about visiting Austin is being able to order migas tacos, day or night. Migas is the Spanish word for ‘crumbs’ and in Texas, the crumbs are tortilla chips or corn chips, mixed into the scrambled egg plus onion, bell pepper and cheese. This makes migas the perfect comfort food for this time of year.

Spicy Migas Tacos with Hot Relish(serves 2-3 people)

6 eggs
1/2 onion
1 green bell pepper
1 avocado
2 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 tbsp butter
6 cherry tomatoes
60g grated cheddar cheese
A handful of broken plain tortilla chips
Haynes Gourmet Candied Jalapeño Hot Relish
Small packet of pancetta (optional)
4-6 corn tortillas (flour if preferred)
Coriander for garnish

1. Finely chop the onion, pepper & tomatoes.
2. Heat the oil in a medium pan and soften the onion and pepper. Season and put to one side. 
3. If you have pancetta, cook in small pan on a medium heat, until the fat is rendered. Put to one side. 
4. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork. 
5. Melt the butter in a medium pan, and scrambled the eggs until halfway done. Fold in the onion mixture, tomatoes and tortilla chips.
6. Sprinkle the cheddar (and pancetta) over the eggs.
7. Served immediately on warmed tortillas, with a slice of avocado, a good spoonful of Hot Relish.
8. Add a squeeze of lime and coriander to garnish.