Cheddar scones

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Makes 12-15
Fantastic straight from the oven or served the next day, split and toasted through

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal130
  • fat6g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.36g
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  • 200g self-raising flour, plus a little more for dusting
  • 50g butter, at room temperature



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 25g porridge oats
  • 75g grated cheddar, plus extra for topping (optional)



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 150ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

To serve

  • avocado, soft cheese, ham, cucumber, cress



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…


  1. Heat oven to 220c/fan 200c/gas 7. Place the flour in a large bowl, then rub in the butter. Stir in the oats and cheese, then the milk – if it feels like it might be dry, add a touch more milk, then bring together to make a soft dough.

  2. Lightly dust the surface with a little flour. roll out the dough no thinner than 2cm. Using a 4cm plain cutter, firmly stamp out the rounds – try not to twist the cutter as this makes the scones rise unevenly. re-roll the trimmings and stamp out more.

  3. Transfer to a non-stick baking sheet, dust with a little more flour or grated cheese, then bake for 12-15 mins until well risen and golden. Cool on a wire rack before serving on their own or topped with mashed avocado, or soft cheese, and ham, cucumber or cress.

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Comments (88)

vintagemunchkin's picture

Added the teaspoon of baking powder, teaspoon of coarse grain mustard, salt and pepper and used a very strong cheddar and they were delish! I divided the mixture into six pieces and shaped them rather than rolling out. Made 6 nice sized scones. Flavour was great!

Barrybarfly's picture

These are so easy and tasty that I make them at least once a week. I find I get about 8 per mix and they dont last long at all!

jayneboos's picture

I love this recipe so yummy ;-)

flexi31's picture

These are really delicious scones. I add extra cheese bringing it up to 100 grams, 1/2 a teaspoon of dijon mustard, and a good pinch of cayenne to give an added little kick, totally yummy!!

Ptheobald's picture

Lovely moist scones, I also added salt and extra cheese, The oats worked really well, great with a bowl of soup for a quick dinner

jayneboos's picture

This recipe is so good I did use this time a stronger, Canadian cheese a number 5 plus I also put chopped up cooked bacon delicious .... straight from the oven yummy ;-)

jayneboos's picture

Just made cheese scone and had one straight from the oven it was yummy but I only gave it 3 stars as I will use a stronger cheese next time, I made 12 which was a good size

jayneboos's picture

Just made cheese scone's ;-) had one straight from the oven was yummy but I only gave it 3 stars because I will try a stronger cheese next time .............

sammarie's picture

These are tasty bite-sized scones with the addition of seasoning and a tsp of mustard, as suggested. However, even after following advice to add 1 tsp of baking power, they still barely rose and were quite tiny (I made 14). I would prefer them bigger, so next time I would consider doubling the quantity and increasing baking time - or try out a different recipe.

flexi31's picture

Hi, I have also thought about doubling the mixture as they are so small. Did you try it and did it work? thanks for help

ladyl1's picture

These were gorgeous but definitely agree with adding salt, pepper, a spoon full of baking powder and I also added a spoon of hot mustard. These were very quickly munched by the family! And so easy to make

sassles's picture

For these to rise, they need one level teaspoon of baking powder added to the dry mix.
Apart from that glaring omission, the recipe is good.

soanmi's picture

I was really pleased with these (even though they didn't rise very much and were a bit more like biscuits). I added seasoning and a bit of Dijon mustard and they were really delicious.

islandt1979's picture

Scones were so easy to make! A perfect way to get rid of some left over cheddar that was fast approaching its best before date. I added a pinch of cayenne pepper, a quarter teaspoon of mustard powder and salt and pepper and they turned out really well. I will definitely be making these again.

londonmarsupial's picture

Very easy and yummy! Defo make them again, maybe try a few other little things like people have suggested below.

pieshop's picture

Bland and tasteless. The scones are light enough and pleasant in this way. However, NO TASTE!! They certainly do need an extra something to give them bags more flavour. Next time I make these, I will double the cheese and perhaps add some mustard to give them a little 'kick'. No-one in our house would eat them.

annak19's picture

Fantastic, can put together really quickly with storecupboard ingredients for unexpected visitors or a treat to get everyone into the kitchen. I add a little mustard powder to help bring out the cheesiness.

waltmar's picture

Very easy and really tasty,only takes a few minuets .

traceycarr's picture

I'd never baked anything before I tried making these and they baked perfectly. Great recipe for beginners, really tasty. Took 5mins longer to bake than recipe suggested in my fan oven.

hammyhob's picture

Sorry forgot to rate so here goes....


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