Plain and Simple Cheese Scones
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Plain and Simple Cheese Scones

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Serves 1 - 8 Pieces

Extremely cheesy, light, fluffy (and moreish) cheese scones!

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  • *This recipe makes 8 standard size scones or 12-15 mini scones!
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 150ml milk (plus extra to brush the tops)
  • 55g butter
  • 100g grated mature cheddar cheese
  • pinch of salt


    1. Preheat oven to gas mark 6/ 200 C/ 400 F. Grease a baking tray and dust with flour to stop the scones from sticking.
    2. Rub together flour, salt and butter until the consistency of fine breadcrumbs.
    3. Mix in the grated cheese until evenly distributed throughout the flour mixture.
    4. Add the milk in 4 stages, as you may not need to use all of it. Once mixed together (it's best to use your hands!), form the dough into a ball and pat into a circle.
    5. Roll out the dough to about 2 cm thick, then cut out your desired shapes. Place on your prepared baking tray and brush the tops with milk.
    6. Place on the top shelf of the oven and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Best eaten fresh from the oven!

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21st Jan, 2020
A friend had made these and they were delicious so she gave me the recipe. I make them every week with no problem and gave the recipe to another friend. She's made them and loves them. The recipe is brilliant, easy to follow and the results are impressive. I don't understand why others have had a problem
14th Jul, 2017
Ridiculous amount of milk. Had slop & then had to add nearly the same amount of flour & butter again. Needed A LOT more cheese too.
14th Nov, 2016
This doesn't work It's undercooked
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