No Meat Chorizo And Manchego Buttermilk Scones

It is INTERNATIONAL SCONE WEEK and Tandy Sinclair is inviting us to join her in baking scones!

I am sure Tandy would be very happy for you to take part by creating a scone post and linking it to her post below:

I am very excited to be baking now that Jack is home and he can help me eat my baking creations and take the leftovers home to his housemates.

I wanted to make something for Tandy Sinclair’s International Scone Week that I had never tried before. I came across a recipe on the BBC Food website for some chorizo and manchego scones, and I wanted to try making them with the vegan chorizo puppies I have seen in marks & Spencers.

These turned out to be melt in your mouth, full of flavour, and the joy of vegan chorizo and melted manchego cheese in the perfect package of a scone was wonderful!!!


  • 225g self-raising flour
  • ยผ tsp salt
  • 50g butter – very cold and diced
  • 110g manchego cheese
  • 60g plant based chorizo
  • ยผ tsp smoked paprika
  • 150ml buttermilk


Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.

Put the flour, salt and butter in a food processor and pulse until you canโ€™t feel any lumps of butter.

Cut 60g chorizo (which is about two of those little plant based chorizo puppies) and 60g manchego into small pieces (the size of a blueberry) and add them to the mixture with a pinch of smoked paprika.

Stir the buttermilk into the mixture and use a knife to quickly combine everything together to form a dough. As soon as the dough has formed, stop. You don’t want to overmix it.

Tip the dough onto a floured surface and lightly bring it together with your hands a couple of times. Press out gently until about 4cm thick, then stamp out around 6-8 rough squares. Re-shape any trimmings until all the dough is used.

Grate another 50g manchego over the scones before baking. Spread out on a lightly floured baking sheet and bake for 10-12 mins or until well risen and golden.

I sprinkled a little extra manchego over the top when they were fresh out of the oven too. Yummmmmmmmmy!!


18 thoughts on “No Meat Chorizo And Manchego Buttermilk Scones”

    1. They were so tasty, the cheese lovey and melty. I have been vegetarian since I was six, to be honest Carol, I have never tried chorizo. When I was a little girl, I remember eating chicken, fish fingers and sandwich ham, but I have very little knowledge of meat. I was curious about trying these plant based ones so I had an idea of what chorizo is.

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      1. I haven’t tried plant based meat yet unless you count tofu, Caramel…Was going vegetarian your choice or your parents? I have cut down on meat a lot and only buy sustainably reared meat or we do grow some of our own..turkeys and chooks so they have a nice life running around and they certainly keep the bugs at bay of the cabbages etc…:)


        1. My parents thought it would just be a passing phase. I remember loving ham sandwiches. I also loved story books with little pink pigs in them. When I started school, we went on a trip to the farm. I saw a real adult pig, and I was terrified because it looked so different from the little pink pigs in storybooks. It put me off eating ham. I heard from a school friend that there was such a thing as “a vegetarian” and as soon as I heard of it, I made up my mind not to eat any meat. I told my parents how I felt. They accommodated it. Dad bought lots of veggie burgers, but I did not like them at all. I probably ended up eating mostly cheese and tomatoes as a child, but as I grew older I discovered more flavours. Here in the UK, there were two huge crisis involving first beef and then lamb, with mad cow disease and foot & mouth. I think that caused more people to become vegetarian. Then in recent years, lots of people are deliberately cutting down on meat either for their health, or for the sake of the environment. It is so much easier to be a vegetarian now that it was when I was a little one. Having said that, I am not as strict as some of my friends. I have not eaten meat or fish since I was six, but at that age I had never heard of things like gelatin and rennet. I have probably consumed meat products out of ignorance during much of my youth. But now as an adult, I mainly eat veggies and fruit, especially in the summer. In the winter, I sometimes feel I need something with more protein and I have lots of beans and pulses.

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          1. Wow…what a lovey story of your journey as a vegetarian, Caramel…I didn’t have the same determination as a child but those veggie burgers were gross…I eat very little meat and am upping my lentil and pulse quota I do love fish though..meat I can take it or leave it but eat very little to what I used too….:) I do agree that vegetaranism and veganism has come along way and there are some amazing plant based recipes ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Like you I am the reverse I have knowledge of meat.. I would try the plant based ones if I could get them here… I know what chorizo tastes like ๐Ÿค”


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