Friday, January 11, 2013

Walnut-Rosemary Olive Oil Scones

Walnut-Rosemary Olive Oil Scones

After nearly 2 years (yikes!!) of food blogging, certain things come naturally.  Things like: photographing food before taking a bite; waking up at 2:30 am to write down a recipe idea; blowing the grocery budget on truffle oil and imported cheeses, writing a blog post in my head while taking a shower…you get it.

There is one thing that I did not expect when I started this blog.  I never expected Paul to be as into it as he is.  Seriously, he is so supportive and encouraging.  In many ways, including tasting everything, giving me an extra set of hands to photograph, etc.

Walnut-Rosemary Olive Oil Scones

But a totally unexpected way he helps this blog along is his amazing recipe ideas.  I was unaware that I married such a foodie.  Like a few weeks ago he was doing some work at our neighborhood coffee shop.  He always gets a blackberry peach muffin and either an Americano or pour-over coffee.  And this particular day, they were also serving rosemary walnut scones. His text said this: “Rosemary walnuts scones. Go “

This is not the first time that he has sent me this kind of message but I loved the sound of these scones.  Paul knows that rosemary is one of my favorite herbs and he just knew that I would love the idea.  And I did.  So I jotted them down.  A couple weeks later, Star Fine Foods asked me to develop a recipe using their Rose-mary Infused Olive Oil and I knew immediately what I would serve up for them.

Walnut-Rosemary Olive Oil Scones

I toasted some walnuts, used buttermilk for a tender, flaky scone (since I was leaving out butter) and added a little bit of fresh rosemary in addition to the olive oil.

These scones were so tender.  They were perfect for breakfast with my coffee but I couldn’t help but think that they would be perfect covered with a little bit of breakfast gravy!

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Walnut-Rosemary Olive Oil Scones

Yield: 8 scones

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Soft and tender olive oil scones with toasted walnuts and fresh rosemary.


1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbs. fresh rosemary
1/4 cup STAR Fine Foods Rosemary Infused Olive Oil
3/4 cup walnuts, toasted


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat liner. In a small bowl, whisk the buttermilk and egg and set aside.

Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and rosemary in a large food processor and pulse to combine. While the food processor is running, stream in the rosemary-infused olive oil and then the buttermilk & egg mixture and continue to process until just combined. The mixture should be a little wet but should pull away from the sides.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until the dough is uniform and is no longer stick; it shouldn't take more than 4-5 turns. Shape the dough in to a circle, about 8 inches in diameter. Cut into 8 slices, as if you are cutting a pizza.
Place the slices onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between the scones. Bake in the 400 degree oven for 16-18 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown and the scones are puffy.

Cool on a wire rack or serve warm.

Walnut-Rosemary Olive Oil Scones

Disclaimer: this recipe was developed by me for Star Fine Foods. All Opinions are my own.


52 Responses to “Walnut-Rosemary Olive Oil Scones”

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — January 11, 2013 @ 7:17 am

    Savory scones..what an scrumptious idea! Rosemary is one of my favorites too..the smell alone is toxicating! Lucky you to have such a foodie husband! 😉

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — January 11, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    That is so awesome that Paul is so supportive and he is coming up with such great ideas like this! Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs and I love the idea of baking it in a scone. Definitely trying these!

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — January 11, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    What a great idea. I love savory scones and I bet this one is scrumptious!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — January 11, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    Aww I know how you feel! I didn’t think Jason would be into it either especially with my “wait you can’t eat it yet! I have to take a picture!” haha so glad we have supportive men in our lives! These savory scones are perfect for breakfast and a welcome change from the sweet ones!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — January 11, 2013 @ 7:53 am

    My, my, my….I’d love to have one for each hand.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — January 11, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    the toasted walnuts, olive oil, scones… wow. paul is truly a foodie. and writing blog posts in your head while in the shower… yes. and on a run, and when i’m at the office, and when i’m trying to “zone” out. Kevin came up with the idea for peppermint puppy chow and it was my #1 recipe last year!

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    Carol | a cup of mascarpone — January 11, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    I am in love with everything about these scones! I’ve made savory biscotti before, but now I must try these lovely scones!

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — January 11, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    It sounds like an awesome combo, I’m a huge lover of rosemary! My wife is the same and always encourages me to go to conference events and even buying me a new camera at Xmas! Pretty lucky we are 🙂

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — January 11, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    These look fabulous Cassie! Rosemary is my favorite herb as well. Glad your hubby’s foodie idea came to reality!

  10. #
    Angie — January 11, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    These look too good! Great combination of flavors.

  11. #
    RavieNomNoms — January 11, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    Um wow! These look amazing! What a unique and creative combination 🙂

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — January 11, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    These sound wonderful! Good idea, Paul! 🙂 (And good cookin’, Cassie!!)

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    Joanie @ Zagleft — January 11, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    These look and sound wonderful! I get what you mean about your husband being so into what you do. My husband’s the same way and it’s fun. It’s nice to have someone in your corner rooting for you.

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    dixya @ food, pleasure, and health — January 11, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    its always nice to have a supporting boyfriend. I sometimes feel bad telling my boyfriend to wait, we need to take a picture first or have him try random things I bake 🙂 and it makes it better when they send you ideas. on a different note, these scones sound so good- savory ones never tried it but i might make a batch this weekend! thanks 🙂

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — January 11, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    I love this post, Cassie! When I first started my blog, the hubs gave me the stink-eye. Now, he’s super into and wants to help in anyway he can! Guys are funny like that. These scones look delish!

  16. #
    Shannon — January 11, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    I loveeeee savory scones and rosemary anything! I have to try these.

  17. #
    ashley - baker by nature — January 11, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    Cassie, I love everything about these gorgeous scones! I’ve been thinking about trying olive oil out more in my baking, and these might be the first thing I make.

  18. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 11, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    #1 Love the idea of a savory scone, perfect flavors here!

    #2 Love how encouraging your husband is, that’s so amazing!

  19. #
    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — January 11, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    It’s so fun to work on a project with your best friend, isn’t it? 🙂 These scones look so, so lovely!

  20. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — January 11, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    these sounds awesome! I need to train my boyfriend to send me ideas like that!

  21. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — January 11, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    I always feel extra motivated when my Hubby gives me an idea for a recipe. It’s so fun to create for him even though he is a tough critic 🙂 These scones look amazing, Cassie! The walnut rosemary combo sounds fabulous!

  22. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 11, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    Love this idea! Rosemary is such a fabulous ingredient in bread, that is would HAVE to be great in a scone! Love it!

  23. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — January 11, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    These are so beautiful! My hubs gives me ideas too. Except they are always like “BEER” or “mac n cheese!” not as detailed as yours 🙂

  24. #
    Jackie @ Domestic FIts — January 11, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    I was JUST having that conversation with my husband about budgeting, since I am now part time (YAY!) I don’t really HAVE to impulse but $37 dollar cheese or $100 worth of weird beer. I really CAN cut back 🙂 probably.
    I LOVE scones, such a Pac Northwest thing. These look fabulous.

  25. #
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — January 11, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    I never really got into scones until recently. I love this olive oil spin to them. Looks really lovely.

  26. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — January 11, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    You can never have too many scones in your life.

  27. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — January 11, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    My husband does the same thing! I never realized he would have so much fun with it either (except of course the taste testing 😉 ) but looks like Paul came up with a real winner! These look fantastic! I love the savory scone idea!!

  28. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 11, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    Awww, Paul is so amazing! Kudos to him on this awesome scone idea!

    And I totally understand about blowing your grocery budget on “special” ingredients! I feel like there’s something expensive that I always need to buy during my grocery runs!

  29. #
    Tracey — January 11, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

    Awww supportive husbands are the best! Mine is definitely a taste tester, though he doesn’t often send me recipe ideas. Kudos to Paul for this one, it sounds amazing!

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    Amber (Sprinkled With Flour) — January 11, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    Awww, sounds like you’ve got a good one there. 🙂 I love the sound of these Cassie! Really a great flavor combo, I bet they taste fantastic!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — January 11, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    Oooh a kinda sweet and kinda savory scone AND you’re featuring one of my favorite STAR olive oils! LOVE THIS! Great post Cassie 🙂 {ps I totally write blog post in my head everyday and all day long!}

  32. #
    Angie@Angie's Recipes — January 11, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    These scones must be very delicious!

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — January 11, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    My husband is totally into my blog now too. It’s so funny because he really didn’t get it when I first started. 🙂 Love these scones!

  34. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — January 11, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    L-O-V-E! Terrific flavors, I’m so loving these scones.

  35. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — January 11, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    Wish we could swap a few scones!!! 😉 I adore rosemary, would love to try these!

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    Yvonne @ bitter baker — January 11, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

    I got some rosemary shortbread for Christmas last year, and ever since I’ve not been able to let go of the thought of baking things with rosemary! Scones is such a great idea, I’m gonna have to try this one of these days 🙂

  37. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — January 11, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

    I love all of the Star flavored oils, they are amazing. Now these scones, oh my goodness all I can say is I must have them!

  38. #
    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — January 11, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    Savory scones are so delicious.

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    Baking Serendipity — January 12, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

    These sound so good! I haven’t made enough savory scones, and this is a definite reminder. PS: Glad I’m not the only one writing blog posts in my mind while I’m showering 🙂

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — January 12, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

    There can never be too many scone recipes, and savory ones especially. Amazing combination of flavors! I have pen and paper everywhere to jot down recipe ideas.

  41. #
    kimberly — January 13, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    i’m looking for a scone recipe for my food challenge. nice to see something savory! here’s my food challenge blog

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    Shea Goldstein — January 13, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    I’m so with you on the posting in my mind while showering – I need a waterproof notepad so I don’t forget anything! Love the scones – they look delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  43. #
    Kathryn — January 13, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    These sounds so lovely – rosemary is my favourite herb too and I am so in love with the sound of these scones especially as they use olive oil!

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    Christina — January 13, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    I’ve made a few of your recipes before, and because they’ve always turned out, I nominated you for a Super Sweet Blogging Award. The rules are here: I hope you choose to participate. Happy baking!

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    Autumn@Good Eats Girl — January 13, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

    Sounds amazing! Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs, so it being added to a recipe always seems to make it better!

  46. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 13, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    I would love the sounds of these too!! They look fantastic!

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    Sues — January 14, 2013 @ 6:35 am

    Aw I love it when my husband gets involved too and he’s definitely helped me a ton with photography (even built me an amazing custom light box as a surprise last year!). These scones are genius and you and your husband make a great team!

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    Tara @ Unsophisticook — January 14, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    I agree — great combination! My husband has always been very supportive too, and my best ideas come to me in the shower. I think it’s because it’s the only place in our house where it’s actually quiet, lol.

  49. #
    Karly — January 14, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    I think it is so adorable when my non-foodie husband gets in on the food creativity action! So sweet!

    These scones sound fabulous!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — January 14, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    Hahaha. Love that text! I kind of get the same thing. I’ll hear quick footsteps and my husband excitedly tells me, “I have the idea of ALL IDEAS!!!” and then he tells me his bizarre idea. But this? This was a great suggestion! They look lovely. 🙂

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    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — January 14, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    isn’t your husband just the sweetest? i love that he gets so involved in your blog.
    I love rosemary as well and these scones sound lovely

  52. #
    Shaina — January 15, 2013 @ 10:31 pm

    Your husband sounds so sweet. I love baking with olive oil. These look fabulous.

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