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Cheese scones

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2.6 stars based on 5 ratings

These warm scones are so moreish. It will be hard to not split them open as soon as they come out of the oven and spread with butter!

Key Information

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  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 500g 17⅝ oz Self-raising white flour (we like Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • 1tsp 1tsp Salt heaped
  • 3tsp 3tsp Cream of tartar
  • 100g 3½ oz Cheddar cheese mature, grated
  • Black pepper 3 grinds of fresh ground
  • 284ml 9⅝ fl oz Buttermilk
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Olive oil
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Water cold
  • 2tsp 2tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2tsp 2tsp Wholegrain mustard
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 25g 1 oz Cheddar cheese grated for sprinkling

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan, gas mark 7). Lightly oil and flour your 23 x 29 baking tray and put to one side.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, cream of tartar, 100g mature cheddar and black pepper.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 500g 17⅝ oz Self-raising white flour (we like Allinson) Self-raising white flour
    • 1tsp 1tsp Salt heaped
    • 3tsp 3tsp Cream of tartar
    • 100g 3½ oz Cheddar cheese grated for sprinkling
    • Black pepper 3 grinds of fresh ground
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    In another bowl combine the buttermilk, olive oil, water, Worcestershire sauce and mustard.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 284ml 9⅝ fl oz Buttermilk
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Olive oil
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Water cold
    • 2tsp 2tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 2tsp 2tsp Wholegrain mustard
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk mixture.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Using your hand, spread your fingers wide and mix the buttermilk and flour mixtures together until well combined, adding a little more cold water if the mixture is a little too dry to come together.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Sprinkle a work surface with a little extra flour and place your dough in the centre. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to approximately 2.5 cm thick.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Cut cirlces out of the dough, and place close together on the prepared baking tray. Repeat this process until the dough has been used.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Brush each scone with the beaten egg and evenly sprinkle on the remaining 25g grated Cheddar cheese.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range)
    • 25g 1 oz Cheddar cheese grated for sprinkling
  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until risen and golden, covering with foil if the cheese begins to brown too much.