Cheesy damper lunch box scones recipe

Posted in Recipes.

Rolling into the last term of the year, suffice to say, sandwiches have had their day at our place. These savoury scones are full of cheesy flavour and are perfect for mixing things up at lunchtime!

With that same damper-like taste from childhood, with all the soft doughy texture of a scone, these savoury delights are sure to be a hit with the kids. Eat them cold or warm and buttered (which frankly, is ridiculously delicious).



0/5 (0 Reviews)

  • Makes : 6
  • Prep time : 30 mins
  • Cooking time : 15 mins

Cheesy damper lunch box scones recipe

  • 2 cups self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting your bench
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 50g butter, chopped
  • 1 cup grated Tasty cheese
  • 50g of ham, roughly chopped (sliced ham is fine)
  • ¼ cup of parsley leaves, chopped
  • ¾ cup milk


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and rub the flour and butter between your fingers until the mix resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add the cheese, ham and parsley. Stir to combine with the flour mix and make a well in the centre.
  • Pour the milk into the well.
  • Using a butter knife, mix the dry ingredients with the milk until just combined. Resist over mixing!
  • Dust a clean bench with flour. Turn the mixture onto the bench and knead together lightly.
  • Shape the dough into a round disc and divide into six portions. Roll each portion into a ball and place on the baking tray. Score the top of each ball with a knife.
  • Cook for 15 minutes until turning golden brown.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely – or do as I do, and sneak one with a healthy (ha!) layer of butter. Yum!


Browse our recipe section for more great meal ideas and treats to try.


Get more babyology straight to your inbox