English Cheese Scones

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.


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12 - 20 portion depending on size
25 Min
15 Min


  • 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.

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About English Cheese Scones

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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