Cranks Cheese Scones
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Cranks Cheese Scones

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Serves 6

Cheese scones

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  • 500g / 1 lb wholemeal flour, sifted
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • large pinch of salt
  • large pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 50 g / 2 oz butter
  • 250 g / 8 oz Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 300 ml / 10 fl oz milk


    1. Preheat the oven to 200 deg C / 400 deg F / gas 6.
    2. Put the flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper in a bowl.
    3. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
    4. Stir in most of the cheese and sufficient milk to obtain a soft, easy-to-handle dough.
    5. Knead gently, then roll out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 2.5 cm / 1 in. Stamp out 7.5 cm / 3 in rounds with a fluted cutter and place on a lightly greased baking tray.
    6. Brush with milk and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
    7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes until golden.
    8. Cool on a wire tray and eat as soon as possible.

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4th Aug, 2020
Just made a batch of these and they were very nice - I made about a third of the flour white self raising to lighten them a tad, especially as I was using heavy wholemeal bread flour, and soured the milk with lemon. Very easy to make. Given four stars because not sure I would have been so keen if they had been completely wholemeal. Lovely with butter and Marmite.
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