Cheddar scones

Cheddar scones

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(78 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Makes 12-15
Fantastic straight from the oven or served the next day, split and toasted through

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition:

  • kcal130
  • fat6g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.36g
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Ingredients

  • 200g self-raising flour, plus a little more for dusting
  • 50g butter, at room temperature
    Butter

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    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)
    Cheddar

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    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 150ml milk

    Milk

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To serve

  • avocado, soft cheese, ham, cucumber, cress
    Avocado

    Avocado

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    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

Method

  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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dexters_mum
22nd Apr, 2011
Didn't taste very cheesy, needs more cheese.
mrsmongoose4
22nd Mar, 2011
5.05
nice recipe to make with the kids :-)
willing
3rd Dec, 2010
Simple and tasty, but lends a little more flavour with a sprinkle of pepper into the dry mix.
gabychavez
8th Nov, 2010
5.05
Great! This are one of the tastiest scones I have ever tried! and I love scones! Definitely a 6 star recipe!
schizofish
28th Oct, 2010
4.05
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!
grandadturk
25th Oct, 2010
Excellent, cannot better
walksstraight
2nd Sep, 2010
5.05
First baking I've done in years. So simple and tastes gorgeous!
shirae65
18th Aug, 2010
5.05
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.
johannah91
27th Jul, 2010
5.05
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.
janineclayton
16th Jun, 2010
5.05
made these for a snack for after school, perfect

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