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english cheese scones

a recipe by
Clare Chambers

I love cheese and I love a good scone. Especially at tea time. This particular recipe is a favourite of mine as it combines to of my favourite things to eat and is very simple make as there is no butter to cut in. I like to make this using a smaller than normal cookie cutter as I usually make them along with other goodies for tea time or put a couple in my packed lunch to nibble on in the morning at work, after warming in the microwave for a few seconds.

serves 12 - 20 portion depending on size
prep time 25 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For english cheese scones

  • 2 c
    self raising flour
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • large pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp
    english mustard powder
  • 3 oz
    extra mature english cheddar cheese
  • 4 tsp
    vegetable oil
  • 75 ml
    cold milk
  • 75 ml
    cold water
  • 1

How To Make english cheese scones

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 180C. Hand whisk together the oil, milk, water and egg and put to one side.
  • 2
    In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, salt and mustard powder together. Then stir in the cheese to the flour mix.
  • 3
    Add the milk mix to the flour mix and bring together to form a light soft dough.
  • 4
    Roll out the dough on a floured work surface to about 3/4 inch thick and cut into rounds - size of your choosing.
  • 5
    Lay a sheet of greaseproof paper or silicone sheet on a baking tray. Place the rounds on the baking tray about an inch apart and bake for about 15 - 20 minutes until they turn golden.
  • 6
    Turn out on to wire rack. Serve whilst still warm with lashings of butter and a nice cup of tea. Store in an airtight container and eat within 24 hrs. Re-warm in a microwave oven for a few seconds.