Mackerel pate with leek and onion scones

By Gladys Smith

Firmly grounded in its South Tyneside location, Gladys Smith’s Souter Lighthouse café menu offers such local specialities as Panacklety and Singin’ Hinnies. This recipe matches hearty mackerel pate with big leek and onion flavours in the scones. Drop by the lighthouse to enjoy these alongside a glass of Souter Lighthouse Best Bitter, or rustle up a batch at home for a tea time treat.
Serves 6


For the leek and onion scones

  • 1 leek (cleaned & finely chopped)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 125g butter
  • 250ml milk

For the mackerel pate

  • 500g tinned mackerel
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise


For the leek and onion scones       

Preheat oven to Gas 3, 160°C or 325°F.

Sauté chopped leeks and onions until soft.

Sift flour and rub in the butter. Stir in the leeks, onions and sufficient milk to form a soft dough.

Turn out on a floured surface and knead lightly.

Roll out to ½-inch thickness then cut out into 2-inch rounds.

Place on a baking sheet and brush tops with milk. Bake for 12 minutes.

For the mackerel pate

Simply mix together!

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