Cheese scones

Servings:
8
Preparation time:
20 mins
Cooking time:
12-18 mins

A cheesey delight to accompany soup or for that afternoon treat with a cup of tea

Ingredients checklist

Method

Step 1

Dust a large baking tray with a little flour and pre-heat the oven to 220˚C/Fan 200˚C/425˚F/Gas 7

Step 2

Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl, add the sugar, salt, and pepper and blend together well

Step 3

Add the butter to the bowl and using a fork, blend everything together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs

Step 4

Stir in the milk then use your hands to bring together a soft mass of dough

Step 5

Set aside a spoon of the grated cheese and knead the rest into the dough

Step 6

Lightly dust the worktop with flour, place the dough in the middle and gently flatten, with your hands, until 3cm/1¼” thick

Step 7

Scatter the reserved cheese on the top of the dough. Cut the dough into triangles and lift them on to the prepared baking tray

Step 8

Bake for 12-18 minutes depending on the size of the triangles. Transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool

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