Air fryer Savoury scones

Air fryer Savoury scones

In just eight minutes, these simple air fryer cheese scones will be baked to a golden perfection!

The light and delicate scones are loaded with rich and tart cheddar cheese, making them ideal for spreading with creamy butter.


  1. 175 grammes of self-rising flour
  2. ¼ teaspoon of salt
  3. 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  4. ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  5. One-half tsp baking powder
  6. 55 g of cold and cubed unsalted butter
  7. 120 g of shredded extra mature cheddar cheese
  8. 85 ml of whole milk
  9. ¼ teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
    Additional components
  10. To dust, use two tablespoons of plain flour.
  11. 2 tablespoon Milk for glazing


  1. Set the air fryer’s temperature to 200°C (400°F).
  2. Toss the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. 175 gram mes of self-rising flour, ¼ teaspoon each of salt, cayenne pepper, mustard powder, and baking powder
  3. Using your hands, work the cooled cubed butter into the mixing bowl until fine breadcrumbs form.
    Butter, unsalted, 55 g
  4. Add the cheese that has been shredded, save a couple heaping teaspoons for the tops.
    Cheese, Extra Mature Cheddar, 120 g
  5. After heating the milk for 20 seconds in the microwave, add a small amount of lemon juice (approximately ¼ teaspoon), and let it sit for two to three minutes. Using a metal dinner knife, swirl the soured milk into the mixing basin after adding it.
  6. ¼ teaspoon lemon juice, 85 millilitres of whole milk
    Use your hands to form the scone dough into a ball once it has begun to come together.
  7. Dust your work surface with flour and use a few quick strokes to knead the scone dough to coat it. Using your hands, form the dough into a disc about 3 cm thick. Using a 5 cm cookie cutter, stamp out 5 scones. Until the dough is gone, you will need to keep using your hands to shape it into a disc.
    Two tablespoons of flour, plain
  8. Drizzle the reserved grated cheese over the tops of the scones after glazing them with milk using a pastry brush.120 g of extra mature cheddar cheese and two tablespoons of milk
  9. After putting the scones in the air fryer basket, cook them for 8 minutes, or until they are risen and browned.


Expert Advice:

  • Use cold, cubed butter straight out of the refrigerator. Applying soft, warm butter by rubbing will result in a sticky mess. When cooked, cold butter provides the scones their ideal flakey texture and keeps the dough cool.
  • To roll out the dough, no rolling pin is required. Simply form it into the shape of a disc with your hands.
  • Try not to handle the dough too much while shaping it, and keep your hands cool. A rough texture may result from the butter in the dough melting in your warm hands.
  • To guarantee that the scones rise, make sure your baking powder and self-raising flour are up to date.
    If you’d like, you may use the pulse feature on your food processor to prepare the scone dough. But take care not to overwork the dough!


  • Change it up by using various cheeses. Replace the grated cheddar cheese with Parmesan, gruyere, or crumbled blue cheese. For crunch, you may also add some chopped walnuts!
  • For more flavour, add a dash of garlic powder, dried herbs like thyme, or even finely chopped fresh herbs like rosemary or oregano.
  • Enjoy a little heat. Incorporate a small amount of chilli powder into the scone dough.
    Stir some cooked bacon pieces into the dough for a smoky savoury flavour.


  • Air fryer cheese scones keep well for two to three days at room temperature when kept in an airtight container. Allow them to cool fully before putting them away.
  • Reheat: You may use an oven or microwave to reheat cheese scones, or you can put them back in the air fryer for a few minutes to heat them through.
  • Freeze: For up to three months, store the cooled cheese scones in an airtight jar or freezer bag. Before serving, let it defrost at room temperature.


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