Cheddar scones

Cheddar scones

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 12-15

Fantastic straight from the oven or served the next day, split and toasted through

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
130
protein
4g
carbs
15g
fat
6g
saturates
4g
fibre
1g
sugar
1g
salt
0.36g

Ingredients

  • 200g self-raising flour, plus a little more for dusting
  • 50g butter, at room temperature
  • 25g porridge oats
  • 75g grated cheddar, plus extra for topping (optional)
  • 150ml milk

To serve

  • avocado, soft cheese, ham, cucumber, cress

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2006

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alisonpg's picture
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Delicious and so easy to make. My husband loves cheesy scones and bread so these went down a treat. They aren't very big, but great for a cheesy treat without too many calories (if you can manage just to eat one!). Will be making them again.

m_saafan's picture
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Just made these, first time tasting scones-not at all popular where I come from- and definitely first time baking them... Followed the recipe suggestion with the grated cheddar on top and added a tsp of garlic spread to the flour which gave it a real kick! I cut them bigger than 4cm but they turned out a bit raw from the inside although they were starting to burn from the outside, I guess due to the big size..

m_saafan's picture
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Just made these, first time tasting scones-not at all popular where I come from- and definitely first time baking them... Followed the recipe suggestion with the grated cheddar on top and added a tsp of garlic spread to the flour which gave it a real kick! I cut them bigger than 4cm but they turned out a bit raw from the inside although they were starting to burn from the outside, I guess due to the big size..

fgillies's picture
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I made these at the start of the week, but even adding some extra mustard powder and parsley I found them a bit bland. Tried again today with some coarse mustard and a dash of tabasco and they are a bit more flavourful. I will definitely try again with some stronger cheese too. Yum!

bryony88's picture

My scones are cooking in the oven as i write this,cant wait to taste the outcome they are smelling delicous :-D

bryony88's picture

My scones are cooking in the oven as i write this,cant wait to taste the outcome they are smelling delicous :-D

loopylinny's picture
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Made these today and they were lovely. They didnt seem to rise much though - I think I maybe rolled the dough out too thinly. When I make them again I will definitely add a bit of black pepper and maybe even some paprika to the dry mix to give them a bit more flavour and I am also keen to try the chopped chive and dried herb idea. Looks like i'll be making plenty more batches!

ally_2301's picture
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Did not rise very much, looked like the picture though and tasted great! I added english mustard to the receipe and an egg in place of some of the milk.

bethlynne's picture
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Delicious. Cooked them yesterday for a family party and they went straight away. So i'm cooking some more today!

dexters_mum's picture

Didn't taste very cheesy, needs more cheese.

mrsmongoose4's picture
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nice recipe to make with the kids :-)

willing's picture

Simple and tasty, but lends a little more flavour with a sprinkle of pepper into the dry mix.

gabychavez's picture
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Great! This are one of the tastiest scones I have ever tried! and I love scones! Definitely a 6 star recipe!

schizofish's picture
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Made these for a picnic - could have easily made double and still not brought any home. Added a little extra cheese and some chives, did not put anything on top. My 8 year old daughter (who hates cheese, but loves cheese sauce) ate 4!

grandadturk's picture

Excellent, cannot better

walksstraight's picture
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First baking I've done in years. So simple and tastes gorgeous!

shirae65's picture
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These are lovely but next time I think I'll use red leicester cheese because that will create a marbled effect when the scones are split and red cheese has a lovely taste when cooked.

johannah91's picture
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These were really delicious! I will definitely be making these again. I made them with half fat cheddar, 1% milk and stork instead of butter which made each scone under 100cal, 4g fat and 1g saturated fat. A lighter version, but just as indulgent.

janineclayton's picture
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made these for a snack for after school, perfect

lauren_ricci's picture
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I followed recipe exactly and they came out really well. One thing I would suggest is to use VERY strong quality cheese with parmesan too or add mustard poweder etc because they are a little bit bland and need a bit of oomph! Cute though!

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