Scone Dough Pizza


It occured to me recently that I haven’t shared any of my cooking on here for ages, well to be honest I really lost my cooking mojo for quite some time but I’m starting to get it back now 🙂

I’ve been trying out some new recipes for dinner and re-discovering some old favourites.This particular recipe comes from a food forum I used to visit named Violet’s Pantry, I can’t remember who originally posted it but it was a very popular recipe among the group.

It’s a fantastic recipe for when you’re pushed for time because it is literally made and on the table in 20 minutes. Perfect for when you are suddenly struck down with a craving for pizza and you don’t want to wait around for dough to rise!

This may not be a real deal pizza and I apologise if this offends any Italians, but quick, instant recipes like this are a life saver on a busy week day, especially now the kids are back to school (in Scotland at least.)

Scone dough Pizza

250g self raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
50g cubed butter
125ml Milk/buttermilk/plain yoghurt

Preheat oven 220C

Place the flour and salt in a bowl and stir together. Add the butter and rub into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture is like breadcrumbs. Pour in the milk/buttermilk/plain yoghurt and stir with a table knife until the mixture just comes together. Tip out onto a floured surface and very lightly knead the dough for a few seconds, but don’t overwork it. It should be quite easy to roll out but have a slightly wet consistency. If it is too wet to roll out sprinkle a little flour on top of the dough. Roll out to desired size (I cut my dough into three pieces which made one medium and two small pizzas) Spread with tomato puree and add toppings of your choice.

Place pizzas in oven and cook for 10-15 mins.

They don’t have to be perfect, it’s not conveyor belt cookery! Ours always look a little rustic 🙂


The boys chose smoked sausage & ham and I went for meatballs, red onion & parmesan which was delicious!


Any leftover meat/veg you have in the fridge would be great here, just don’t weigh the pizzas down with too much or the base wont cook properly on the bottom and will go quite soggy.


5 thoughts on “Scone Dough Pizza

  1. I love the sound of this scone dough! I quite regularly make the pizza dough from Nigella’s HTBADG but there have been times when I’ve been pushed for time and wished I had a quicker recipe. I will definitely keep this in mind! And I’m glad to hear that you’re back in cooking mode now 🙂 I can’t decide if I’ve lost my cooking mojo or not … it seems that I’m cooking much more sophisticated food for our baby these days!


    1. Thanks EatLittlebird, this is a fantastic recipe for those evenings when you just need to get dinner on the table fast 🙂 And there could be endless variations – I’m thinking of trying a pesto version soon. Hope your family are well 🙂


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