Cheddar scones

Cheddar scones

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(78 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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22nd Apr, 2011
Didn't taste very cheesy, needs more cheese.
22nd Mar, 2011
nice recipe to make with the kids :-)
3rd Dec, 2010
Simple and tasty, but lends a little more flavour with a sprinkle of pepper into the dry mix.
8th Nov, 2010
Great! This are one of the tastiest scones I have ever tried! and I love scones! Definitely a 6 star recipe!
28th Oct, 2010
Made these for a picnic - could have easily made double and still not brought any home. Added a little extra cheese and some chives, did not put anything on top. My 8 year old daughter (who hates cheese, but loves cheese sauce) ate 4!
25th Oct, 2010
Excellent, cannot better
2nd Sep, 2010
First baking I've done in years. So simple and tastes gorgeous!
18th Aug, 2010
These are lovely but next time I think I'll use red leicester cheese because that will create a marbled effect when the scones are split and red cheese has a lovely taste when cooked.
27th Jul, 2010
These were really delicious! I will definitely be making these again. I made them with half fat cheddar, 1% milk and stork instead of butter which made each scone under 100cal, 4g fat and 1g saturated fat. A lighter version, but just as indulgent.
16th Jun, 2010
made these for a snack for after school, perfect


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