Cheese Scones

Cheese Scones

Quick and easy to make Cheese Scones are ideal for lunch or tea. For best results use a tasty, vintage or mature cheddar. Cheese scones make a great accompaniment to a bowl of soup or served simply with lashings of butter or cream cheese.

Prep time: 15-20 mins Bake time: 15-20 mins Makes: 6-8 scones
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  • 225g Wessex Mill Self Raising Flour
  • 25g salted butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 100ml milk
  • plus flour, for dusting
  • plus milk, for brushing


  • 2 x mixing bowls
  • 1 baking tray
  • plus round biscuit cutter or small cup


220°C, Fan 200°C, 400°F, Gas 6

  • Pre-heat the oven.

  • Dust a baking tray with flour or insert a baking liner.

  • Weigh out the flour and butter. Gently rub the butter into the flour until it gives the appearance of breadcrumbs.

  • Stir in the baking powder.

  • Grate the cheese and set aside a tablespoon of cheese for later.

  • Stir the rest of the cheese into the mixture with a knife.

  • Crack the egg into a measuring jug, add the milk and whisk together for a few seconds.

  • Pour the eggy milk into the flour, stirring to form a slightly sticky dough.

  • Dust the kitchen surface with flour, put the dough in the middle and dust it with flour.

  • With your hands, gently flatten the dough until 3cm/1¼” thick.

  • Using a round biscuit cutter or small cup press circles into the dough.

  • Transfer the dough circles to the baking tray.

  • Brush a little milk over the top of each scone and place a few gratings of the reserved cheese on each

  • Bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.

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