Cheddar scones

Cheddar scones

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(82 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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…

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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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....
24th Apr, 2013
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!! :)
26th Mar, 2013
Very tasty and easy to make. Low calorie too
21st Mar, 2013
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 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...
28th Feb, 2013
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.
28th Feb, 2013
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!
6th Feb, 2013
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.
13th Sep, 2012
Great recipe and really easy. I added a teaspoon of Dijon mustard and a pinch of paprika.
29th Apr, 2012
Forgot to rate!


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