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Reduce Food Waste with our Famous Scones: A Recipe for using Leftovers

Updated: Apr 11

If you have ever been for a morning tea at the Beautification Trust, you know how delicious our [locally] famous scones are! Scones are a classic, comforting food that everyone loves. But did you know that scones are also a great way to reduce food waste and use up leftovers in your kitchen? This recipe is the perfect solution for when you have some veggies, herbs, or cheese that are about to expire. So, instead of throwing them away, why not turn them into something yummy?


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup butter, cut into small cubes

  • 1 cup caramelized onions (or any veggie you have on hand)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (or 1 tsp dried, use whatever you have)

  • 1 cup milk (or any milk alternative you have)


  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Add the cubed butter and mix until a shaggy dough forms.

  4. Stir in the caramelized onions and herbs until well combined.

  5. Gradually add the milk and mix until a soft dough forms.

  6. Knead the dough gently, then cut into wedges or shapes on an oven tray.

  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  8. Let the scones cool and enjoy!

These scones are a delicious way to use up leftovers and reduce food waste. They are easy to make and perfect for a quick breakfast or snack. You can use any veggies, herbs, or cheese you have on hand to create a unique flavour combination. So, next time you have some leftovers, don't throw them away, make these yummy scones instead!

Check out the video below to see how we make the scones

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