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Melt in your mouth savory feta walnut scones. These have a crispy, crumlby and salty combination of flavors. | ethnicspoon.com
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Savory Feta Walnut Scone Recipe

Melt in your mouth savory feta walnut scones. These have a crispy, crumbly and salty combination of flavors. 

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, scratch recipe, sweet and savory
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 24 scones
Calories 176 kcal


  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 oz butter cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream + 2 Tbsp. for brushing
  • 5 oz feta crumbled
  • ½ cup walnuts candied*
  • 2 tsp curly parsley dried
  • ¼ tsp Nigella seeds for sprinkling

*To make the candied walnuts:

Coarsely chop walnuts

Place in a small non-stick skillet with ½ Tbsp. of sugar and ⅛ tsp. cayenne.

Move walnuts around with a wooden spoon until completely coated with the sugar and cayenne and until the sugar begins to caramelize. Remove from heat and allow to cool until ready to use.


  1. Preheat oven to 425'F.
  2. In a food processor place flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Pulse a few times to combine all the ingredients.
  3. Add in the butter and continue to pulse until the mixture forms resembles a coarse meal.
  4. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the feta candied walnuts, and parsley.
  5. Slowly add in the heavy cream while mixing with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  6. Transfer to a floured surface and knead the dough until in comes together. The dough will be moist, but able to be rolled.
  7. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough into the shape of a rectangle that is about 12" x 6" by ¾".
  8. Cut the rectangle in half lengthwise. You will now have 2 rectangles that are 12" x 3".
  9. Cut each rectangle into 6 pieces. Cut each rectangle across in order to make two triangles.
  10. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place rectangles on top. Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  11. Brush with cream and sprinkle with nigella seeds.
  12. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean.
  13. Serve with jam.
Nutrition Facts
Savory Feta Walnut Scone Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 251mg11%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.