Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Scones

Sun-dried tomato basil scones are my Mediterranean inspired spin on my mom’s beloved and sacred scone recipe. Her scones are legendary and I live for them! I was thrilled about how this version came out. They were so savory, fluffy, flavorful and simple to make. They made the perfect brunch this weekend to give us a switch from our usual pancakes.

Sun-dried tomatoes and basil are a match made in Italian heaven. They are so perfect in these sun-dried tomato basil scones!
Sun-dried tomatoes and basil are a match made in Italian heaven. They are so perfect in these sun-dried tomato basil scones!
The dough for the sun-dried tomato scones is super easy to put together! The biggest tip is to just not over work it to keep it tender.
The dough for the sun-dried tomato scones was simple to make with no special equipment needed. I just whisked the dry ingredients together first before adding the buttermilk, sun-dried tomatoes and basil to bring it together. The biggest tip is to just not over work it to keep it tender.
I didn't fuss too much about making sure the sun-dried tomato basil scones were the absolute perfect shape. I really didn't want to over work them!
I flattened that gorgeous ball of dough into a disc and cut it into eight equal wedges. Because they were so delicate, I didn’t fuss too much about making sure the sun-dried tomato basil scones were the absolute perfect shape. I really didn’t want to over work them.

When they came out they were so puffy, golden and gorgeous. I was so happy! I just let them cool for a few minutes before I tried one. The smell alone made my mouth water. I have to say, basil is one of my favorite smells in the world. When I bit in there was the crunch on the outside. Then the inside was so tender and fluffy with a juicy hit from the sun-dried tomatoes. Oh my goodness, pure heaven! Enjoy, friends.

Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Scones
Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Scones
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Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Scones
Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Scones
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 8 scones
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Fresh basil leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with either a silicone mat or parchment paper. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and smoked paprika in a large mixing bowl. Whisk it together to aerate the dry ingredients. Then pour in the buttermilk, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil. Stir it together just until it comes together into a sticky dough.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and bring it together into a ball. Knead it for a couple of turns to really bring it together. That's all it needs though, don't overwork it. Press the ball of dough down into a flat, even disc. Use a pastry cutter or knife to cut the disc into 8 equal wedges.
  3. Transfer the wedges to the baking sheet and brush them all with the melted butter. Then let the scones bake for about 15 minutes. They should get golden and crisp on the outside. Take them out and let them cool for a few minutes, then serve! These are amazing any time of day!

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3 thoughts on “Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Scones”

  1. Hi Jeanie and Lulu!
    I have just found your website and love all your recipies! I am in the UK and was wondering if you by any chance have the equivalent weights for this recipe in grammes? Thank you! Paula

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