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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islandt1979's picture
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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
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Sorry forgot to rate so here goes....

hammyhob's picture
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Well, Iv never baked any type of scone in my life so as others have said after reading the reviews I thought here I go...really easy instructions but for some reason mine didn't really rise plus I left them in the oven for too long so I basically ended up with something representing cheese biscuits!! Ha, however they were lovely and the dog loved them too. I will defo make these again but next time il pay more attention. OH plus, I didn't have a rolling pin so I used the handle off the potato masher so maybe that didn't help!! :)

teresaaregreen's picture
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Very tasty and easy to make. Low calorie too

fairypetal's picture
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I decided to have a go at making these after I had read the reviews, and thought they would make a nice accompaniment to homemade carrot and Corriander soup.....as someone who has never made a scone of any type in my life, I found the recipe easy to follow and have to say they were delicious...we had them warm with our soup for lunch, and my 2 and 4 year old loved them....I have to say that I will be making these again!!!!! I added pepper, thyme and a little paprika to mine...were really nice cold also...

adythecook's picture
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Just made these scones with daughters help she mixed all the ingredient her self,just taken out of oven they look good and smell yum,let hope they taste as good.i will try paprika and black pepper next time sounds good.

kitchenqueen3's picture
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I made these with my son; they were very easy to make. We used plain yogurt instead of milk and added salt & pepper. The cheese lovers in the family thought these were great; may try chives and sundried tomatoes another time!

mariedyer's picture
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Delicious. Added wee bit extra cheese and some mustard as suggested by others and the scones tasted great with some butter and just as good toasted the next day. Added some chives next time I made them and they were lovely too - a good recipe.

amy_prima26's picture
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Great recipe and really easy. I added a teaspoon of Dijon mustard and a pinch of paprika.

ck7156945's picture
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Forgot to rate!

ck7156945's picture
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Truly wonderful, easy to make and very quick to be eaten!

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!

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