Cheese Scones

Preparation time 15 minutes,
Cooking time 12 - 15 minutes,
Oven temperature 220°C, 425°F, gas 7,
Calories 190 per scone


makes 8
225 g (8 oz) plain flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
40 g (1 oz) butter or margarine
1 onion, finely chopped
75 g (3 oz) mature Cheddar cheese, grated
scant 150 ml (1/4 pint) milk
beaten egg or milk to glaze


1. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and mustard into a bowl.

2. Rub in the butter or margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

3. Stir in the onion and Cheddar, then mix in enough milk to make as soft dough.

4. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to about 1 cm/sin thick. Cut out 8 rounds using a 6 cm (2 1/2 in) cutter, re-rolling the dough as necessary.

5. Place on a greased baking tray and brush with a little egg or milk. Bake in a hot oven for 12 - 15 minutes or until well risen and golden. Cool on a wire rack.

For a delicious cobbler topping for casseroles, remove the scones from the oven when they are two-thirds cooked, cool and freeze. Arrange the frozen scones on the casserole and cook for 15 - 20 minutes.

What did you think?

20 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

posted by anushka @ 11:50AM, 11/07/07
Easy to cook and is delicous
Very easy and tasty too
posted by Anna @ 01:02PM, 8/04/09
I didn't add any onion and didn't miss it!
Easy and deliocous
posted by Ian Day @ 11:15AM, 6/06/10
I couldn't believe how easy these were to make.

I don't bake but was bored and thought that I would give it a go. Like one of the other reviews I missed out the onion and, having researched other recipes, I opted for 2 oz of cheese instead of 3 but I did sprinkle some extra on top before baking.

Tasted great.
Great standby
posted by mary @ 10:05AM, 11/15/11
Made these scones for unexpected visitors, added some chilli flakes with the cheese and onion they went down a treat.
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