Chilli Cheese Scones

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    • Egg free
    • Nut free
    • Reduced sugar
    • Vegetarian
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If you like savoury treats with a fiery kick then these scones are the pick for you. These soft cheese scones are best served smothered with as much Chilli Jam as you can handle before you turn into a fire breathing dragon.


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan, Gas Mark 7) Lightly oil and flour a baking tray and keep to one side.

  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, cream of tartar, cheddar cheese, chilli powder and black pepper.

  3. Combine the buttermilk, olive oil, water, Worcestershire sauce and mustard in a seperate bowl.

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

  5. Using your hand, mix the buttermilk and flour mixtures together until well combined adding a little more cold water if the mixture becomes too dry.

  6. Place your dough on a lightly floured work surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to approximately 2.5cm thick.

  7. Use a circular cutter to stamp out circles of dough and place close together on the prepared baking tray. Repeat this process until all the dough has been used.

  8. Beat the egg and brush the scones with it, before evenly sprinkling the 25g cheddar cheese on top.

  9. Bake the scones in the oven for 20 minutes or until risen and golden. Cover the scones with foil during the baking if the cheese begins to brown too much.

  10. Serve with a large fiery serving of homemade Chilli Jam. Our recipe for this delicious jam can be found by searching 'Chilli Jam'

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