Cheese Scones

As I was in a bit of a baking mood yesterday morning (I made some more ciambellone bread) I decided to make the cheese scones that I didn’t make last weekend. I love a cheese scone and for me the key ingredient is a nice strong cheese. In the word of my mother – ‘the sort of cheese that makes your gums itch’! The recipe itself is really easy and with my lovely Kenwood food processor that has a grater attachment I don’t even need to grate the cheese by hand!

225g of self-raising flour

½ a teaspoon of salt

½ a teaspoon of baking power

½ a teaspoon of mustard powder

½ a teaspoon of paprika

40g of butter

110g of strong/mature cheddar

150ml of milk

Pre-heat the oven to 200.

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, mustard and paprika into a bowl.

Add the diced butter and mix into a breadcrumby texture.

Stir in nearly all of the grated cheese, retaining only a little to top the scones with, and stir until the cheese is well mixed in.

Gradually stir in the milk to make a soft dough. (This really is so easy with a mixer)

Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface and roll out to about 1½ inches thick and then cut into scones.

Place the scones on a lightly greased baking tray, brush the tops with a little milk and then sprinkle the remaining grated cheese over the tops.

Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until cooked through. They should be risen and golden and should sound slightly hollow if lightly tapped on the base.

Delicious buttered and slightly warm!


Cheese scones 2


About neilche

Hi. My name's Neil. I live in Brighton with my flatmate (also Neil) and I work as a Librarian at a local college. I like cooking, eating and socialising with friends. Which is what prompted me to start this blog. I cycle everywhere around town - it helps to work off the calories!
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