Easy cheese scones

Easy cheese scones


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About this recipe: This is my go-to recipe when I feel like a quick savory treat. They taste best hot out of the oven slathered in butter!

cc-cooks Bayern, Germany

Serves: 6 

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 55g butter
  • 25g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 150ml milk

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter.
  3. Stir in the cheese and then the milk to get a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Pat out to an oval 2cm thick. Cut into 6 - 8 pieces depending on how large you like your scones and place on the baking sheet. If you prefer you can also use a cutter to stamp out rounds.
  5. Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk.
  6. Bake until well risen and golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.


If you don't have any self-raising flour on hand use the same amount of plain flour, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and substitute the pinch of salt for a 1/4 teaspoon.

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Reviews (16)


This recipe was very easy to follow and turned out quite tasty, I did put in double the amount of cheese, but great. - 07 Oct 2012


Made these with my daughter today - absolutely delicious and very more-ish! Added some dried mixed herbs and a little extra cheese - lovely! - 20 Jan 2013


made these today, although i did find the milk needs to be slightly less as i ended up with quite a wet dough, so had to add more flour, but i also added some chilli flakes and after cutting and brushing with milk, i put some extra grated cheese on top, very yummy!! thank you. - 11 Feb 2014

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