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Smoked Cheddar, Caramelised Onion & Thyme Scones Recipe

of servings
8 scones

12 mins

18 mins

This recipe is by our wonderful customer Harper & Blohm, a speciality cheese shop in Melbourne, Australia. Read more about Harper & Blohm here.


Dry mix:

  • 300 gm plain flour, sifted
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Pepper freshly ground

Wet mix:

  • 3 free-range eggs, lightly whisked
  • 260gm full-fat milk
  • 150g Quicke's Oak Smoked Cheddar, grated (keep a little back to put on top off each muffin before going in the oven)
  • 50g caramelised onion
  • 5g fresh thyme, chopped


    1. Preheat oven to 180C 
    2. For the caramelized onion, peel and slice 1 medium brown onion, not too thin
    3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a small pan, add the onion, sauté for 5 mins until wilted
    4. keep cooking over a medium heat (without the onions sticking) until caramelised (about 15mins)
    5. In your muffin tin, place a 14cm x 14cm square piece of baking paper or use muffin cases in 8 holes
    6. Mix the dry ingredients together
    7. Mix the wet ingredients together
    8. Gently fold the wet mix and dry mix together, don’t overwork the mix, overworking the dough will result in tough muffins
    9. Split the mixture evenly between the pre-prepared muffin tin
    10. Arrange a pinch of the reserved Quicke's Oak Smoked Cheddar on top of each muffin
    11. Cook for 18 mins, until golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean 
    12. Leave to cool slightly before removing from the muffin tray
    13. Best served warm with lashings of Quicke's Slightly Salted Whey Butter
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