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)

willing's picture

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

gabychavez's picture

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

schizofish's picture

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

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

shirae65's picture

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

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

made these for a snack for after school, perfect

lauren_ricci's picture

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!

jadeheathfield's picture

Really tasty little scones, lovely with a bit of butter spread over them!

janehunter's picture

Just made these but used gluten free (GF) SR Flour, GF oats, dairy free spread (Pure), unsweetened soya milk and goats cheese. Added an egg plus extra oats for texture and some GF bicarb of soda to help them rise a little more. The mixture was a bit sticky so spooned it onto baking tray. Came out great. Delicious treat for food intolerances and for my Diabetic daughter.

kellyking9's picture

I have just made these and have eaten one still warm and they are delicious. I was unsure about adding the oats but they add a bit more texture. I also added salt, mustard powder, an egg and a bit of grated parmesan as I didn't have strong cheddar. A winner - I hope there'll be some left by the time my partner gets home!!

boiledover's picture

I made a batch with a spoonful of onion relish added. My husband arrived home and demolished 3 before he had taken his coat off! I had to make more next morning for my friends. They ate them all! 3 women, 2 dozen scones! Unbelievable !

tberesnevich's picture

Quick and tasty. Put nothing on top and they turned out well. they are definitely better warm.

tberesnevich's picture

Quick and tasty. Put nothing on top and they turned out well. they are definitely better warm.

steelgoddess's picture

Really yummy! I didn;t need to add anything other then the ingrediants given

showbeastie's picture

Really, really tasty! I used butter milk instead, and the use of vintage cheddar made the flavour more intense.
Mine didn't quite rise enough for me, so I'll add a teaspoon of Bicarb or an egg in future.

pettle's picture

These were fab. I realised I had no milk so used water instead and they turned out fine. Added mustard powder and a bit of salt as suggested. Lovely.

shabnambhatia's picture

Really quick and easy. I added some marmite for a kick and it worked very well.

julieat19's picture

My daughter has just made a batch but added mozarella, parmaesan, sundried tomatoes and fresh basil. VERY YUMMY.


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