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.
/lovely recipe and easy to make, delicious!I too only baked them for just over 15 mins as my oven is fan assisted and I also added a bit more cheese as I like them really cheesey. I wish I'd baked twice the amount now as I don't think they'll last very long! - 25 Mar 2012
Altered ingredient amounts. just used self raising flour instead of plain and baking powder. it was perfect. - 04 Sep 2010
A lightly sticky dough is fine - lightly flour the work surface when you are patting the dough into the thickness you desire. Also to get the scones to rise, you need to work very quicky and handle the dough as little as possible. - 01 Sep 2010