Cheese scones

By: Amy
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Cheese scones
Thse are delicious scones to serve before a meal, especially when having a dinner party.

450g plain flour
1½ tsp baking powder
55g grated strong cheddar cheese
½ tsp cayenne pepper

For the topping:
Pinch of salt
85g butter or margarine
2 medium eggs
200ml milk
25g grated strong cheddar cheese to sprinkle

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 3 and lightly grease a baking sheet.

Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.

Rub in the butter or margarine, using your finger tips to resemble fine breadcrumbs.

Mix in the cayenne pepper, cheddar cheese and salt.

In a separate jug, beat the eggs and mix in the milk.

Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until combined - it will be a soft dough.

Turn out onto a floured board and bring together. Try to avoid touching the dough too much as it will make the final scone tough in texture.

Roll out to approx 1 inch or 3cm thick.

Using a cookie cutter, cut the scones out and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Brush the top with a little beaten egg yolk if desired sprinkle with the 25g of cheddar cheese.

Bake for 15 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire tray to cool fully.

4 - 6

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Cake Stall


Special Info
Nut free, Vegetarian, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty

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