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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jaxzmusic's picture

Fab - especially with loads of extra cheese and oats on top. Quite warm and lots of butter... mmmmm :P
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littlemissynikki's picture
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Delicious, will definately be making again very soon!

yurrnae's picture

I've always loved cheese scones, and used to put the Colman's mustard powder through the mix.
Now I'll try making them again - with the oats (hubby is diabetic).
One of my favourite toppings is sliced tomato and hard-boiled egg.

Annie4A's picture

great recipes , also use an egg to bind , now also add chopped fresh chives for a mils oniony flavour and added effect

steelpan007's picture
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great recipe, thought i had dibs on it until i saw it on here... i also used mustard (American Style, kids can't stand any other kind) and instead of herbs used some Encona Hot Pepper Sauce and instead of milk I used 200ml Buttermilk. They taste absolutely delish. even better when reheated from frozen.

verityrose's picture
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This recipe is absolutely fantastic. Cannot commend enough.

marola's picture
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I doubled the recipe with the plan of putting half the scones in the freezer. That went to pot. Husband scoffed three, I had one. Gas bottle man can called and had SIX! Friends came around and cleared nine leaving only four for toasting the next day. Really lovely scones but when I make them again I will lock the door .....oOo.....

mrsnoonoo's picture
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Really good. Added extra cheese to mix and also topped with cheese also added mustard and a pinch of salt. Couldn't stop my husband from eating them. Will be making again.

patriciabushell's picture

I added a beaten egg as part of the liquid content simply because I had just broken one....so successful that I always do now, they rise even more. I think they definitely need the cheese on top and I always use the strongest cheddar I can find. Superb and easy too.

artyray's picture
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Great recipe but... it is greatly improved if you add half a teaspoon of dried mustard (Colman's is easily available) and a big pinch of dried herbs to the flour. Together they really add flavour to the scone and really compliment the cheese. Also, if you like a bit of a kick why not try a pinch of cayenne pepper - but don't add too much, a little goes a very long way.

lbherts's picture
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nice, but rather bland. some salt or seasoning of some sort should improve them though

rachelmadriaga's picture
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I love these and make them in the summer each year. Great for picnics, and even as a side with salads and spreads for vegetarians.

beckiboo75's picture
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Made these today with the cheese & oats on top. Yum! I found the recipe makes 12 ideal picnic-sized scones.

imelda's picture

Just made these for lunch - served them with a choise of blue cheese, cheddar and salad and they were a huge sucess - all guests have taken the recipe with them. This was my first attempt at scones and they are so easy. I copied Lauras idea of oats as well as cheese on top and they were lovely.

sparks's picture
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Loved it! They go really well with some soft cheese... great for breakfast!

purplefish69's picture
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These are so nice, everyone I make them for loves them. I sprinkle cheese and a few oats on the top

sarahlouise123's picture

Made these for my kids, they did'nt last very long.

glenystalbot's picture
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Made these for a work colleague who wasn't keen on plain scones - and they disappeared fast .......

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