Cheddar scones

Cheddar scones

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(62 ratings)

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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9th Apr, 2016
Added the teaspoon of baking powder, teaspoon of coarse grain mustard, salt and pepper and used a very strong cheddar and they were delish! I divided the mixture into six pieces and shaped them rather than rolling out. Made 6 nice sized scones. Flavour was great!
17th Feb, 2016
These are so easy and tasty that I make them at least once a week. I find I get about 8 per mix and they dont last long at all!
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27th Nov, 2015
I love this recipe so yummy ;-)
14th May, 2015
These are really delicious scones. I add extra cheese bringing it up to 100 grams, 1/2 a teaspoon of dijon mustard, and a good pinch of cayenne to give an added little kick, totally yummy!!
30th Mar, 2015
Lovely moist scones, I also added salt and extra cheese, The oats worked really well, great with a bowl of soup for a quick dinner
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26th Mar, 2015
This recipe is so good I did use this time a stronger, Canadian cheese a number 5 plus I also put chopped up cooked bacon delicious .... straight from the oven yummy ;-)
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12th Mar, 2015
Just made cheese scone and had one straight from the oven it was yummy but I only gave it 3 stars as I will use a stronger cheese next time, I made 12 which was a good size
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12th Mar, 2015
Just made cheese scone's ;-) had one straight from the oven was yummy but I only gave it 3 stars because I will try a stronger cheese next time .............
22nd Dec, 2014
These are tasty bite-sized scones with the addition of seasoning and a tsp of mustard, as suggested. However, even after following advice to add 1 tsp of baking power, they still barely rose and were quite tiny (I made 14). I would prefer them bigger, so next time I would consider doubling the quantity and increasing baking time - or try out a different recipe.
14th May, 2015
Hi, I have also thought about doubling the mixture as they are so small. Did you try it and did it work? thanks for help


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