Cheese and pineapple scones


In my household, there is always a Tupperware full of scones, there might also be a Tupperware full of homemade biscuits, every now and then.

But you can bet your last dollar, there will  always be scones.

Never boring plain old scones, but funky scones, scones that you would never dream of eating.

My scone journey started way back in the day when I came across a recipe for 3 ingredient scones and I was hooked ever since then. I haven’t made those 3 ingredient scones in years and my mother always hints that she wants some.

Like the Tupperware full of goodies we have another rule, okay well maybe it is just the rule I came up with. We never eat the same thing in the year. I mean otherwise how am I supposed to have a cooking blog and try out all my recipes if we eat the same thing over and over again… Where is the fun in that.

My mother was a bit sceptical for these round buns because they had pineapple in them, my dad was hooked. He loves pineapple. Not sure why since he never helps me cut them out of their skins.

That is a task that no body wants to do and then the pineapple just goes off. I bought a pineapple cutter which never seems to work, the pineapple is always to small… what a shame, oh well that is why they invented ready made pineapple pieces and rings for my convenience.

This recipe is not 100% vegan because I used normal butter but the milk I use soy. The original recipe never stated it, but since I already use soy milk in most of my baking, I opted for this and also soy milk tends to come in 1L cartons and most recipes ask for a maximum of 1 cup and the rest of the carton stands in the fridge till it starts expanding and has to be thrown away. To avoid food waste in 2019 I just substituted.


  • 4 x tsp baking powder.
  • 1 x tbsp. butter.
  • ¼ x pint soy milk… 150ml milk
  • 2 x cups cake flour, sifted.
  • Pinch of salt.
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • A few pineapple chunks.
  • ½ x cup cheddar cheese, grated.
  • Some paprika.


  • In a bowl, sieve together the baking powder, salt, cake flour and cayenne pepper.
  • Rub in the butter.
  • Add the cheese and give it a good stir to combine everything.
  • Add in the milk and mix till the dough comes together.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and using your hands evenly flatten the dough.
  • Cut out rounds and place on a greased baking tray.
  • Place a pineapple piece ontop of each scone.
  • Dust with some paprika.
  • Pop into preheated oven and bake at 180 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes.

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