Beer and Orange Scones

These beer scones are light and full of flavour and so easy to make. Flavoured with beer, orange, cheese and sage – a crowd pleaser.

I made these at the 2019 GABS Beer Fest and they were a hit paired with sweet chilli prawns. You can also eat them warm with whipped butter or serve with a sharp cheddar.

Orange and Beer Scones

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine global
Keyword scone
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 scones


  • 4 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup fresh sage chopped
  • 1 cup tasty cheese grated
  • 115 g butter melted
  • 340 ml bottle beer I used Moa Mandarin IPA
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 oranges zested
  • Juice from 2 oranges
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika



  1. Preheat oven to 18In a bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in cheese. Fold in melted butter, orange zest and juice from oranges along with the beer. Stir just until combined.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Pat down into a 3cm height disc. Using a round biscuit cutter, cut scones out. Continue to pat down and cut remaining dough. Place scones on an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Brush scones with milk and sprinkle with paprika. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden.

Recipe Notes

Add the beer at the end. You may not need the full amount. It will of course depend on how much orange juice you have. Once you add in the beer and you start to get a lovely wet looking dough - stop adding and get on with the rest of the recipe 🙂

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