Black Pepper and Strawberry Scones

September 19, 2018by Ruqxana Vasanwala0

Makes 8 Scones

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp black peppercorns, coarsely pounded
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 75g cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • ⅔ cups yoghurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup strawberries, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • brown sugar for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, pepper, baking soda and salt.
  3. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Add yoghurt, vanilla and strawberry, mix until it forms a dough. Do not overmix.
  5. Divide the dough into 8 equal balls and pat it down to 2cm thick.
  6. Place the scones on a baking sheet. Brush the tops with the beaten egg, and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool slightly and serve.


Food Docent’s Note: You can substitute strawberries with other berries such as raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. If you do not eat eggs, use milk instead for glazing.


Ruqxana Vasanwala

Hi! I’m Ruqxana. Food Docent. Cat Lover. Personal Chef. Food Sorceress at Cookery Magic. And your teacher when I see you in class! 🙂

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