Savoury cheese scones

Savoury cheese scones


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About this recipe: This is a savoury scone which gets a slight flavour kick from mustard and cayenne pepper. They are delicious on their own, buttered or with leftover roasted meats and salad.


Serves: 8 

  • 200g/7 oz self raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 40g/1 1/2 oz butter
  • 60g/2 oz grated strong Cheddar cheese
  • 100ml (3 1/2 fl oz) milk

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

  1. Heat oven to 220 degrees C / gas mark 7 and lightly grease a baking tray.
  2. Sift flour, mustard powder, cayenne pepper and salt into a mixing bowl.
  3. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to flour.
  4. Rub the butter into the flour with fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in grated cheese.
  5. Add the milk gradually, stirring well with a knife until the mixture begins to stick together.
  6. With your hands, knead the mixture gently to form a soft smooth dough.
  7. On a floured surface flatten or roll the dough to about 3cm thick round.
  8. Use a 5cm round cutter to cut out individual scones.
  9. Place scones on the greased baking tray. Brush with milk and sprinkle some extra cheese on top.
  10. Cook for about 10-15 mins until golden. Cool slightly before serving.

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Reviews (51)


Altered ingredient amounts. Add half a teaspoon of baking powder to make them rise even more - 05 Jun 2011


. Excellent recipe and tastes great! I added turmeric and pepper too. - 03 Sep 2011


Used different ingredients. Swap the mustard & pepper for a tbsp of dried chilli flakes, or chilli powder for an amazing spicy kick! - 24 Feb 2011

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