Cheese Scones

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recipe by jack

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based on 6 ratings

These are very easy to make and comforting to eat! Add extra cayenne pepper and mature cheddar for extra flavour. Adapted from a BBC food recipe.

recipe updated Mar 18, 2020


  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    220 g (about 1 ¾ cups)
  • Salt icon
    1 pinch (about 0.38 g)
  • Cayenne pepper icon
    Cayenne pepper
    1 pinch (about 0.13 g)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    2 tsp (about 10 g)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    55 g (about 3 ⅞ tbsp)
  • Cheddar cheese icon
    Cheddar cheese
    100 g (about 1 cup)
  • Milk icon
    90 ml (about 90 g)
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    as needed
  • Cheddar cheese icon
    Cheddar cheese
    as needed


  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Rolling pin
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Lightly floured surface

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  2. Add all purpose flour, salt, cayenne pepper and baking powder to a clean large mixing bowl
  3. Mix briefly until blended
  4. Add unsalted butter to the dough
  5. Rub in until coarse crumbs form
  6. Add cheddar cheese to the dough
  7. Mix briefly until just combined
  8. Add milk to the dough gradually while mixing
  9. Mix until dough forms
  10. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface
  11. Roll out
  12. Cut out
  13. Transfer scones to baking sheet
  14. Glaze milk with the baking sheet
  15. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese
  16. Bake - 10 min, 200°C
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