Basil garlic cheddar biscuits/Hot spicy scones

Cheesy Scones

1-bbiI was cleaning up some clutter when I came across a calendar with a Garlic cheddar biscuit recipe and I tried it out earnestly. It did not work out at first and tasted horrible. Normally, I try making a small batch, like half of the recipe before I am sure about some recipes. Intrigued by the texture and rise in the biscuit, I wanted to try it out differently and did not want to give up. It was a good decision though! I guessed, the culprit in the recipe was cream of tartar and green onions. So I changed some ingredients and completely avoided those two. I used buttermilk instead of milk and basil, garlic powder to add flavour.

It turned out impressive! So I made a big batch as I am expecting some guests. It was a triumph and I want to gloat a little by sharing this recipe with all of you. This will make a good snack and a fine finger food with any sweet wine.


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp dried basil or chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup cold unsalted butter
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F
  2. Grease a large baking tray with butter.
  3. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and chilli flakes.
  4. Using a knife cut cold butter into tiny pieces.
  5. Mix it with the flour until crumbly.
  6. Stir in cheese dried basil and garlic powder.
  7. Slowly add buttermilk, stir with a fork, until the dough comes together.
  8. On a floured surface knead the dough 3-4 times until it holds together.
  9. Roll out to 1½ cm thick disk and cut into circles using a round cookie cutter.
  10. Re-roll scraps to make more.
  11. Place the cut biscuit dough on the prepared baking sheet with space for expansion (about 5 cm).
  12. Bake for 10-12 minutes until it starts to brown.
  13. Brush biscuit top with melted butter and bake for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
  14. Best served warm.

This recipe makes about 16 biscuits. It flakes and crumbles pleasantly. Add chilli powder according to your preference to have it subtle or more pronounced heat. Use it warm or warm it before serving as it can be stored in the freezer for months. 1-IMG_3930 1-IMG_3950 It can be rolled into larger pieces and used as breakfast biscuits. Slice it in the center and add fried eggs and lettuce or some bacon strips. It will make a great snack with tea too.1-IMG_3969My husband generally avoids buttery treats but I spoil him with some of my baked bites. Normally, I tempt him but he holds his stern determination to avoid high fat snacks. And he is not a fan of anything made with cheese! After eating this biscuit he came for seconds! Glory to hot scones!


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26 Responses to Basil garlic cheddar biscuits/Hot spicy scones

  1. Yummy have bookmarked will try soon. Thanks for the recipe


  2. Oooh my favorite kinds.


  3. eclecticlamb says:

    These look amazing! Beautiful photos! I love cheese biscuits, I am looking forward to trying yours.


  4. Lori says:

    What a wonderful combination of flavors!


  5. coconutcraze says:

    Thank you! Some flavours really blend well!


  6. Amanda says:

    These are gorgeous! Yum.


  7. coconutcraze says:

    They are…sometimes I wish that I should send a sample to everyone! 🙂


  8. These look absolutely divine. Cheddar is my fav cheese m am so sure they tasted great.


  9. These looks delicious. ….wonderful combo…..


  10. coconutcraze says:

    Thank you so much, Chitra! Your opinion is very valuable…keep visiting!


  11. Lily says:

    They look perfect, soft and fluffy with a crispy outer shell, great flavor combination also, thanks for sharing your recipe:)


  12. afracooking says:

    I have always been more for savory treats than sweet. I would pick these scones over the traditional sort with jam and cream any time!! Yum!


  13. coconutcraze says:

    I am sure you won’t be disappointed by these scones. My daughter likes savoury snacks so I made her happy with these. Thank you for your lovely comment!


  14. coconutcraze says:

    Thank you, deelightfullyveg!


  15. This post brought back some wonderful memories.

    On the first day on my first ever trip to England, I went in search of scones (I had read and read about them in Enid Blyton’s books). I found this small cafe near St. Paul’s Cathedral where I tried scones and baked potatoes in jacket. I remember being disappointed in the shape but being delighted at the taste of a scone.


  16. coconutcraze says:

    I generally ignore scones for their rough appearance…but tried one from a friend and liked it. They are normally triangle shaped. Is that the shape that disappointed you?


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