Sun dried Tomato Scones with Medi Deli Basil Pesto Mayonnaise


This post forms part of the series of recipes I am preparing for Mediterranean Delicacies. It is a Food and the Fabulous Endorsed project and I will be remunerated for it.

I was given the challenge of preparing dishes with combinations chosen by Mediterranean Delicacies. Sun dried tomato pesto is so versatile, I often stir it into pastas, cover a slice of bread with it thickly and top with grilled veggies from dinner or slices of left-over roast chicken. It also makes a great salad dressing for a green salad with feta cheese – mix some of the pesto with olive oil and lemon juice.

This challenge paired the pesto with Medi Deli’s Basil Pesto Mayo – I combined the sun dried tomato pesto into a savoury scone (you can add some Parmesan on the top if you prefer) and served with the basil pesto mayo instead of butter. A really lovely combination and look at the colours!

Hope you enjoy this recipe.


Makes 8 large scones

500 ml self raising flour

1/2 t salt

100 g cold butter, cut up into small blocks

125 ml Greek yoghurt or buttermilk

1 extra large free-range egg

30 ml milk

4 T Medi Deli Sun dried Tomato Pesto



Preheat oven to 200˚ Celsius. Grease a baking tray.

Sift dry ingredients in the bowl.

Mix cut up butter with flour using gentle movements with your fingers till fine bread crumbs achieved.

In a separate bowl whisk yoghurt, milk, egg and sun dried tomato pesto until just mixed.

Make a well in centre of flour, pour the liquid in.

Gently fold with spatula until incorporated, do not overmix.

On a floured surface form dough into a ball gently pat dough to 2.5 cm thickness using your hands. You can use a rolling pin, but the less you interfere with the dough, the lighter the consistency of the scone will be.

Cut into rounds or squares using a cookie cutter or free-style shapes with a knife.

Place on greased baking tray.

Bake for 12-15 minutes till golden brown.

Serve with Medi Deli Basil Pesto Mayonnaise (butter is also a good option)

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