Cheddar scones

Cheddar scones

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(60 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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26th Nov, 2014
These were gorgeous but definitely agree with adding salt, pepper, a spoon full of baking powder and I also added a spoon of hot mustard. These were very quickly munched by the family! And so easy to make
22nd Nov, 2014
For these to rise, they need one level teaspoon of baking powder added to the dry mix. Apart from that glaring omission, the recipe is good.
16th Oct, 2014
I was really pleased with these (even though they didn't rise very much and were a bit more like biscuits). I added seasoning and a bit of Dijon mustard and they were really delicious.
5th Aug, 2014
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.
21st Jan, 2014
Very easy and yummy! Defo make them again, maybe try a few other little things like people have suggested below.
21st Nov, 2013
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.
19th Nov, 2013
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.
20th Jul, 2013
Very easy and really tasty,only takes a few minuets .
4th May, 2013
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.
24th Apr, 2013
Sorry forgot to rate so here goes....


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