Chorizo, Manchego & Thyme Scones

A savoury alternative to a traditional scone. Delicious served with a caramelised red onion marmalade!

This recipe will make 15 scones

Preparation time: 20 minutes, Cooking time: 12 minutes.


  • 225g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting

  • ¼tsp salt

  • 50g cold butter, cut into small cubes

  • 150ml milk

  • 70g chorizo, cut into small cubes

  • 110g Manchego, finely grated

  • 1tsp smoked paprika

  • 2 or 3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only

  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

  2. In a food processor combine the flour, salt, paprika and butter. Blend until an even breadcrumb consistency forms. Then transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl.

  3. Next, add the chorizo, 100g Manchego and thyme(keeping back some for sprinkling).

  4. Pour in half of the milk and mix well. Gradually add in the rest of the milk and mix until combined.

  5. Dust a clean surface with flour and turn your mixture out of the bowl. With floured hands, gently bring together the mixture ensuring the filling is evenly distributed.

  6. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to around 3cm thick. Using a cutter (the shape doesn't matter too much, I used a 6cm diameter circle to get 15 scones) carefully cut out your scones and place them onto your lined baking tray.

  7. With your beaten egg, egg wash the top of each scone and sprinkle on top the remaining cheese and thyme leaves.

  8. Place in the oven and bake for 12 minutes, until golden brown. Allow your scones to cool naturally on a wire rack - this will stop them from becoming doughy as they rest.