For our next podcast recipe we are sharing our favourite way to make cheese scones. 

A cheese scone has to be one of the most popular savoury bakes. The perfect accompaniment to your afternoon cuppa on on the side of a steaming bowl of soup. Our favourite way to enjoy our cheese scones, though, is warm from the oven and slathered in butter!

Ingredients

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 level teaspoon of salt
  • 50g finely grated cheddar cheese
  • A pinch of Cayenne pepper
  • 50g butter
  • 125g milk plus extra for brushing.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 230C/Gas Mark 8 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment
  2. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl, add the grated cheese and Cayenne pepper
  3. Rub in the butter until it forms fine breadcrumbs
  4. Add the milk, all at once. Mix to a soft, but not sticky dough
  5. Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth
  6. Roll out to about 1.5cm thickness
  7. Cut into 9 or 10 rounds using a 6cm cutter
  8. Transfer to baking tray and brush with milk
  9. Bake towards the top of the oven for 7-10 minutes or until well risen and golden
  10. Cool on a wire rack.

Is your mouth watering at the idea of a cheese scone fresh from the oven too? If you decide to give our recipe a go, remember to tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We would love to see how your scones turn out!