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Spinach and Feta Scones

Spinach and Feta Scones are made with fresh sauteed spinach and crumbly feta cheese for a savory treat with a tender crumb.

Spinach and Feta Scones

Oh hey, scones. It’s been awhile!

I get a little carried away with brunch recipes in the spring. Those Croque Monsieur Rolls jump-started things and now we have Spinach and Feta Scones.

This is a basic recipe that I use often, changing the add-ins up depending on my mood. There are a few really crucial tricks to making awesome scones, and they are the same tricks we use for making awesome biscuits (like these Apple Biscuits with Honey Butter Glaze).

COLD INGREDIENTS. Work the dough as little as possible.

It’s really not more complicated than that.

Spinach and Feta Scones

Cold ingredients and only working the dough until the ingredients just come together yields tender, flaky buttery scones. That’s a skill you can take to the bank. Seriously — being the person that knows how to turn these out has never let me down.

I used to sell these scones to a local coffee shop here where I live, and I still get requests for them (note: if you tote these to the hair salon for your 9 am appointment they WILL offer you mimosas).

Spinach and Feta Scones

The spinach is sauteed ahead of time and then chopped so you don’t end up with strings of spinach between your teeth. The feta is worked into the flour with the butter so you get a little bit of salty, creamy cheese in every bite.

Spinach and Feta Scones

I really prefer these served warm, but they keep at room temperature for a couple of days. They are perfect with coffee and if you are looking for things to pass around the brunch table, they are pretty freaking perfect. Sometimes I make them small like with these Spring Onion Scones with Cheddar and Bacon Butter. Either way – you’ll totally love ’em.

Spinach and Feta Scones
Yield: 12

Spinach Feta Scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Spinach and Feta Scones are savory scones at their best! Tender and buttery, made with fresh, sautéed spinach and crumbled feta cheese

Ingredients

  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Optional
  • 6 ounces Fresh Spinach
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, Extremely cold or frozen
  • 1 cup Milk, Cold
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and red pepper flakes.
  3. In a medium skillet add the spinach and olive oil. Cook until the spinach is mostly wilted. Remove to a cutting board and chop. Add the chopped cooked spinach to the flour mixture and work it in with your hands until it’s evenly incorporated. Work the feta cheese in the same way.
  4. Using a pastry cutter or a cheese grater, cut the butter into the flour. Work it in with your hands until coarse crumbles about the size of a pea are formed.
  5. You can chill for a few minutes at this point or go ahead and pour in the milk. Gently work the milk into the dough until it just comes together.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, knead two to three times, and then pat it out to about 3/4” thick. Cut the dough into 20-24 2” circles and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Whisk together the egg and water and brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash. Bake for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 385mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g

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Sharonm

Saturday 21st of December 2019

Are these American cup measures

Heather Tullos

Saturday 21st of December 2019

yep!

S. Brady

Friday 9th of June 2017

Scone and tea at morning are my favorite.Your scones look very tasty. I was made this yesterday and it tastes really delicious.

2pots2cook

Friday 5th of May 2017

Spinach an cheese are winning combination ! Thank you so much !

Candace @ Cabot

Thursday 27th of April 2017

A savory scone with a cup of tea may just be the perfect way to start the day! This recipe looks so wholesome and fresh. Count me in!

Heather Tullos

Friday 28th of April 2017

Thanks so much, Candace!! I need to make a strawberry version with that Cabot goat cheese, but to be honest I am kind of hoarding it.

Karen @ The Food Charlatan

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Savory scones are the best! Feta is a huge favorite. I love how GREEN these are!

Heather Tullos

Friday 28th of April 2017

Thanks so much, Karen! And YES - I completely adore the color. All the green ????????