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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7th Oct, 2008
I added a beaten egg as part of the liquid content simply because I had just broken successful that I always do now, they rise even more. I think they definitely need the cheese on top and I always use the strongest cheddar I can find. Superb and easy too.
25th Sep, 2008
Great recipe but... it is greatly improved if you add half a teaspoon of dried mustard (Colman's is easily available) and a big pinch of dried herbs to the flour. Together they really add flavour to the scone and really compliment the cheese. Also, if you like a bit of a kick why not try a pinch of cayenne pepper - but don't add too much, a little goes a very long way.
19th Sep, 2008
nice, but rather bland. some salt or seasoning of some sort should improve them though
19th Aug, 2008
I love these and make them in the summer each year. Great for picnics, and even as a side with salads and spreads for vegetarians.
26th Jun, 2008
Made these today with the cheese & oats on top. Yum! I found the recipe makes 12 ideal picnic-sized scones.
20th Jun, 2008
Just made these for lunch - served them with a choise of blue cheese, cheddar and salad and they were a huge sucess - all guests have taken the recipe with them. This was my first attempt at scones and they are so easy. I copied Lauras idea of oats as well as cheese on top and they were lovely.
7th May, 2008
Loved it! They go really well with some soft cheese... great for breakfast!
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18th Apr, 2008
These are so nice, everyone I make them for loves them. I sprinkle cheese and a few oats on the top
25th Feb, 2008
Made these for my kids, they did'nt last very long.
23rd Nov, 2007
Made these for a work colleague who wasn't keen on plain scones - and they disappeared fast .......


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