About this recipe:This was my first savoury scone recipe and I have loved it ever since my mum taught me how to make it. I make them a wee bit smaller, but you can use a bigger pastry cutter and just adjust the baking time.
250g self-raising flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
50g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:12min › Ready in:32min
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Lightly grease a large baking tray.
In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and cheese. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and add the butter, milk and water; stir gently to combine. Add water in small amounts until dough pulls together.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and press out to 2cm thickness. Cut dough into rounds with a floured 3cm pastry or scone cutter. Place rounds on prepared tray and sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Handle scones gently until completely cool.
i'm not sure what happened, the mixture remained sticky, such that it wouldn't flatten. They have been in the oven for ages and still not cooking inside and have not risen at all. Can anyone suggest why? - 31 Dec 2012
These were great, and so easy to make! I loved melting the butter, so much easier than cutting in cold butter, which is more normal in a scone recipe. I did tweak slightly and add half a tsp of mustard. Will definitely make again! - 22 Dec 2013