Fluffy Parmesan Scones


  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes10 servings

Contributed by Delaine Smith, Owen Sound, Ontario. Winner in the Muffin and Quick Bread Contest, savoury quick breads category. A hands-down favourite with both kids and adults.


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

  • 2 tbsp additional grated Parmesan, (for topping)


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, ½ cup (125 mL) Parmesan cheese, baking powder and salt. With a pastry cutter (or two knives), cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles the texture of coarse meal. Add the buttermilk and stir until it forms a dough.

  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface (tabletop or cutting board) and knead lightly 3 or 4 times. Roll or pat to ¾ in. (2 cm) thickness, and cut into shapes with a biscuit cutter (or a floured glass). Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle tops with the additional Parmesan cheese. Bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.

This article was originally published on Feb 01, 2007

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