Omaere Scones

Updated: Jul 23, 2019

Weekends are my time to experiment in the kitchen and most of the time I wake up wanting to bake easy and yummy goodies that we can have for breakfast. This past Saturday my daughter requested that I make scones as they are very quick and easy to come together. I think she was quite hungry. So while taking out ingredients from the fridge, I got the crazy idea of replacing milk for Omaere.

I am sure we are all familiar with Omaere. It is a fermented and thickened cow's milk that I am sure we all grew up eating in our breakfast porridge growing up. It was my first time using Omaere in my scone recipe so I was not sure how it would turn out. It is safe to say that I was nervous as I had hungry kids to feed. Much to my delight, the recipe turned out to be a huge delicious success.

The scones were soft, crumbly and delicious served with some butter and apricot jam with a hot cup of cappuccino.

I hope you do give this recipe a try and tell me how it went by tagging me on my Instagram page.

Happy cooking.


2 cups Bakpro white bread flour plus extra for dusting pan

2 large eggs

6 tbsp cold butter

3 tbsp sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup Omaere

1/4 fresh milk for brushing

1tsp salt


1. Preheat the oven to 180deg Celsius. In a bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

2. Add butter to the flour and use your fingers to lightly mash the butter and flour together until it forms a slightly lose crumb-like texture.

3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together eggs and the Omaere and add it to the center of the dough.

4. Using a fork, lightly mix the milk mixture into the flour until the dough just about comes together.

5. Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead a couple times until it comes together.

6. Roll the dough out to a thickness of about 1-2cm, pat the sides together and use a cookie cutter or knife dipped in flour to cut out any shape you desire. Brush with milk.

7. Place the shaped dough onto a lightly floured pan and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden on the top.

8. Serve and enjoy.

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