Cheese scones with a twist

    37 min

    These cheese scones are a firm favourite with my family, they're quick and easy to make and have an added ingredient to give them that little extra flavour for those who prefer a different take on the usual cheese scone.


    Durham, England, UK
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    Makes: 6 to 8 large scones

    • 340g (12 oz) self raising flour
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 60g (2 oz) cold butter, cut into cubes
    • 200g (7 oz) mature Cheddar cheese, finely grated
    • 4 tablespoons milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 to 2 heaped tablespoons mustard of your choice

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:37min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 220 C / 200 C fan / Gas 7. Grease a baking tray.
    2. In a large bowl mix the flour, salt, pepper and baking powder. Next add the cubed butter to the dry ingredients and mix between your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs then add the cheese, reserving a little for later, and mix well.
    3. In a separate jug add the milk, eggs and mustard and mix until smooth then add to the flour mixture but leave a little of the wet mixture to brush the top of the scones.
    4. Mix until the ingredients are blended into a dough, press and shape the dough (see tip) then cut the scones out with a biscuit cutter. Transfer the scones to the baking tray then brush the top of each scone with the leftover egg, milk and mustard mixture and sprinkle some cheese on the top.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes until risen and golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve warm, or allow to cool before serving.


    Feel free to leave out the mustard if you prefer, the scones will taste lovely without it or only put a little in at a time until you have the scones to your taste. I don't use a rolling pin I just prefer to press and mould the mixture with my hands and then use the cutter but do what suits you best as it won't make a difference to the taste of your scones. Happy baking everyone!

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    Best tasting scones ever my family loves them and they always get eaten on the day they're made.  -  01 Jan 2016


    Amazing and just made a batch of 6 biggies and 2 smaller. 2.5inch cutter for the big ones. I did add a pinch of dried hot chilli flakes instead of mustard just for zing.  -  23 Jan 2016


    These scones where amazing,my husband loved them,made them again and added nigella seeds(small onion seeds)  -  22 Jan 2016