Scones are great. They may cause controversy when it comes to their pronunciation, but they are delicious and super quick and easy to make. So when we fancied something cheesy to eat (which is all the time because we love cheese) these were exactly what the doctor ordered.
The images below are bite sized cheese scones with cheese on top, they’re best served warm when the cheese if still gooey & you can melt a little bit of butter onto them.
But to make something a little more interesting than just plain cheese scones, we also tried out 2 different flavours. Cheese and bacon ones and some cheese and jalapeño ones. It’s nice to incorporate flavours into the scones themselves, but it works just as well making a plain cheese and putting different topping on. This also makes a great alternative to sandwiches at an afternoon tea party.
- 350g self raising flour
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 50g butter
- 200ml milk
- pinch of salt
- pinch of pepper
- 150g cheddar cheese
- any extra ingredients you want to add, we made bacon and cheese ones and some cheese and jalapeño ones.
- Mix together the flour and seasonings in a large bowl, then rub in the butter.
- Stir in 3/4 of the cheese.
- Gradually add the milk and mix to form a soft dough.
- Add in any additional ingredients, i.e. bacon or jalapeños.
- Roll out to a 2.5 cm thickness on a floured work surface.
- We used a small round cutter to create bite size scones, however you can do big ones or cut into triangles.
- Transfer to a baking tray, brush with milk or egg (whatever you have around, egg will leave a more golden top) and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top
- Bake at 220 degrees for 12-15 mins or until golden brown.
- It's best to make sure not to roll out scone dough thinner than 2.5cm to ensure a good rise.
The great thing about this cheese scone recipe is that you can literally put anything you want into it. You can replace the cheddar for blue cheese, put in some fresh chives, replace some of the flour for wholemeal flour to give it that nutty taste, sun dried tomatoes, rosemary, dried apricots if you wish, WHATEVER you fancy, the savoury scone is your oyster.
(We apologise for the quality of the images showing the bacon scones, we unfortunately didn’t have our camera this day… iPhones aren’t quite the same!)