This scone recipe is a perfect savoury afternoon snack. Bush tomato is a small native berry and when dried it has a caramel-like flavour and slightly tangy acidity.


  • 2 cups self-raising flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 60g butter, cold, diced

  • ½ cup macadamias, roasted, roughly chopped

  • 1 cup bush tomatoes, finely chopped

  • ¾ cup pumpkin, cooked, mashed

  • ¾ cup buttermilk

  • extra buttermilk, for brushing


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 200°C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.

  • 2.

    Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl, stir in the sugar. Use your fingers to rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir through the macadamias and bush tomatoes.

  • 3.

    Make a well in the centre and pour in the pumpkin and buttermilk. Using a flat bladed knife, stir until a sticky dough forms. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly until smooth. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, gently roll dough out to a 2cm thickness.

  • 4.

    Cut into rounds with a 6cm cutter, dipping the cutter into the flour each time before cutting. Place the scones close together on the lined baking tray. Brush the tops with a little buttermilk and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and hollow when tapped on top.


These scones are delicious served with macadamia butter.

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