Home Made Cheese Scones
I know I have a sweet tooth but I do every now and then crave something savoury and this recipe fits the bill perfectly. So today I am sharing my Cheese Scone Recipe with you guys.
225g – self-raising flour
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 tsp – baking powder
55g – butter
100g – cheddar cheese
80-90 ml – milk, plus extra for glazing
Extra cheese for topping the scones
Preheat oven with the baking tray inside to 200.C (slightly less for fan ovens).
In a medium-large bowl sift together the flour, salt, cayenne pepper and baking powder. Sift again to make sure the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Cut the butter into cubes, place in the bowl and then mix with your fingertips to make breadcrumbs.
Sprinkle the grated cheese into the breadcrumb mixture and rub in until the cheese is evenly distributed. Try not to mix too much as the heat from your hands may start to melt the cheese.
Make a well in the centre of the mixture and pour in enough milk to give a fairly soft but firm dough. Do not pour in all the milk at once as you may not need it all to get the right consistency.
Lightly flour a surface and roll out the dough to approximately 2cm thick.
Cut out the scones with a medium cutter and then place on the hot oven tray. (I tend to do it deeper than 2cm)
Glaze the tops with the extra milk and sprinkle a little cheese on the top of each scone before putting in the oven.
Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
Cool on a rack and then slice, and spread with real butter and enjoy…
Hope you like these as much as me. I used a very big pinch of cayenne because I like the fire it brings. If you don’t like cayenne use a pinch of Colman’s Dry Mustard which is also nice.
Have a go with my cheese scone recipe, make some yourself today or this weekend and share your results.