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Bush Food Scones

Bush Food Scones

Scones Recipe


  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, chopped
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried bush berries (such as muntries or Kakadu plum)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • Additional flour for dusting


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, sift the self-raising flour. Add sugar and salt, and mix well.
  3. Add Butter: Add the cold chopped butter to the flour mixture. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Add Nuts and Berries: Stir in the chopped macadamia nuts and dried bush berries.
  5. Add Milk: Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour in the milk. Mix gently with a knife until the dough just comes together.
  6. Form Scones: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly until smooth. Pat the dough down to a thickness of about 2 cm. Use a round cutter to cut out scones. Avoid twisting the cutter to ensure a straight rise.
  7. Prepare for Baking: Place the scones on the prepared baking tray. Lightly beat the egg and brush the tops of the scones for a golden finish.
  8. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until golden and risen. The scones should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.


Serve warm with butter, native jam, or honey. Enjoy your bush food scones with a cup of tea or as part of a special afternoon snack!

Category: Australian Bush Cooking | Tags: Bush Food, Australian Cuisine, Scones, Baking

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