About this recipe: These scones have everything you want in a cheese scone. They're light, fluffy and full of cheesy goodness. The trick is not to handle the dough too much and work very quickly. If you can do that, you'll be rewarded with a fantastic scone. Serve with lashings of butter for that indulgent treat. Perfect for picnics, afternoon tea or elevenses.
Two tricks to ensure well-risen scones: (1) Work VERY quickly with the dough as soon as it's made and then pop them into the oven as soon as possible. (2) Do NOT overhandle the dough. Simply pat to the correct thickness or gently roll.
You can reserve some of the grated cheese and sprinkle on the tops of the scones. Alternatively, you can just use more cheese on top.