This is a very quick and easy recipe to make, with very little fuss you’ll have warm tasty cheesy scones for any occasion. We like them for breakfast or an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.
They are very versatile spread with just butter, or jam. If you like it hot a little chilli jam or for some extra vitamins vegemite always works well. For meat eaters you can add some ham and make a sandwich. How do you eat yours?
There’s a healthier every day version here using olive oil or the full on butter version for special occasions.
- 2 cups of plain flour
- 3 tbsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 cup grated strong cheddar cheese
- 150ml milk
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 egg
- extra milk or egg and cheese to glaze
For butter scones
- 1/4 cup of butter instead of oil
- 140ml milk
- Pre-heat your oven to 180C
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper or silicone equivalent.
- In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients; the flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne and cheese. If you like your scones extra cheesy add some more at this stage.
- In a large jug whisk together the wet ingredients; the milk, oil and egg.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine together using a fork or spoon. Do not kneed the mixture just bring it together until its combined and leaves the sides of the bowl. (The make of flour can change the quanities sometimes a little more milk or flour may be needed)
- Sprinkle flour on your work surface and place the mixture on the surface. Simple press it down and spread out with your hands until about an inch thick.
- Using a medium sized pastry cutter cut out your scones and place on the prepared baking tray. Reform and cut out more, this mixture should make 12 medium sized scones.
- Glaze the scones by brushing with either a little whisked egg or milk.
- Sprinkle on a little grated cheese to decorate,
- Bake in the centre of your oven to 10-15mins until golden.
- When ready cool on a rack and enjoy
You can try different cheeses with this most hard cheeses will work. I’ve used others over the years but prefer the extra strong cheddar flavour.
Don’t forget they also taste great with my Chilli Jam.
What’s your favourite scone recipe? If you enjoyed this post and found it useful please comment and share. Let me know if you make them. Thank you