I'll have to let you in on a secret... I've never made scones before even though I love them. An afternoon tea is not complete without scones and jam and cream. One of my baking resolutions this year is to try new things so when Karen from Lavender and Lovage announced that this month's tea time treats challenge is scones, there was no excuse. I did leave it a little late and therefore am not very imaginative with my scones. As it's my first time, I didn't want to start experimenting with flavours so I stuck to a simple cheese scone. I decided on savoury rather than sweet as I had cheese in the fridge that needed using up. Plus, they make great breakfast on the go food. They were really easy to make and tasted good especially when served warm with a slab of butter! I'll definitely be making all manner of scones now that I know I can make them!
Tea Time Treats is a monthly challenge hosted on alternate months by Karen from Lavender and Lovage and Kate from What Kate Baked. The theme this month is scones so make sure you check out Karen's blog at the end of the month for a delicious selection of scones.
Recipe adapted from McDougalls better baker's guide
Makes 11 scones of size shown (recipe book says 6)
225g self raising flour
pinch of salt
75g grated cheese plus extra for sprinkling on top
150mls milk plus extra for brushing on top
- Preheat oven to 200C.
- Mix the flour and salt and rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Stir in the cheese.
- Add the milk and mix to form a sticky dough.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut with a round cutter (or any shape you like).
- Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle on some extra cheese if desired.
- Bake in the oven for approximately 13-15 minutes until golden brown.