Mushroom Parmesan Savory Scones

Skill Level
8 large scones

These hearty, flavor-packed whole-grain scones are a real treat for brunch, lunch, dinner, or any time in between. They’re good as a stand-in for a dinner roll (especially as a Christmas side for turkey or roast beef), or as their own thing, split, toasted and topped with ham and cheese or scrambled eggs.



Putting It All Together

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Put grains in a heatproof bowl. Bring ¾ cup milk to a simmer, then pour over grains. Stir in sour cream. Cover and let sit 20 minutes. Whisk 1 egg with a fork and stir that in too. If you have time, let it sit for up to an hour more (the dough will a little less sticky and easier to handle).
  3. Meanwhile, whisk flour, salt and baking powder together. Add butter cubes and smoosh between your fingers, tossing every now and then with the flour, until mixture looks like a coarse meal with flakes of butter. Stir in cheese and chives, if using.
  4. Add grains mixture to flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon just until the dough comes together.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface (it will be sticky). With wet hands, flatten into a disk about 7 inches wide. With a wet knife, cut into 8 wedges.
  6. Set the wedges on a baking sheet (a thin wide spatula, also wet, helps lift them), at least an inch apart. Beat remaining egg with the tablespoon of milk to make an egg wash. Brush the tops and sides of the scones with the egg wash so they’ll brown better in the oven.
  7. Bake scones until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Serve warm.