Sunday, 25 March 2012

Cheese Scones


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. 




 adding grated cheese 

 cutting out the scones

 topped with more cheese 


 served warm with a slab of butter! 

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
50g butter
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. 


14 comments:

  1. Warm with butter looks amazing ivevalways wanted to try cheese ones

    Nom! X

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    1. I used to buy them from Marks & Spencers but now I can make my own!

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  2. I love cheese scones and these look great for your first go! I love the 'slab' of butter, too. Just right! :)

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    1. thanks! I thought it was a bit much adding a slab butter but when I took a bite I decided the butter was definitely a good call!

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  3. Hi, your cheese scones look so good. Very well done, I love mine with butter and vodka strawberry.

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Thanks! Vodka strawberry? Tell me more!

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  4. Yummos! (: Scones are one of my favourite things to have for tea! Butter, jam, cream. PERFECT! these savoury ones would be delicious too im sure! Making me wanna make some this weekend just to have them for tea on Sunday!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    1. I love scones with butter, jam and cream too - there really is no comparison! These cheese scones were good but I think I prefer the sweet scones :)

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  5. I cannot believe that a wonderful baker like you has never made scones before Ros! And, judging by the lovely results, you are a natural! Plain cheese scones are my favourites, wonderful when made into sandwiches with ham and chutney! GREAT entry thanks and I am so pleased you entered!
    Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen, will have to try it with ham and chutney now (I still have a few in the freezer!) Everyone is surprised that I've never made scones, glad I can now tick it off my list :)

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  6. Wow Ros I can't believe you've never made scones :) you're such a talented baker and you are always baking goodies ~ these scones look amazing yummy these are perfect with a thick slab of butter hehe

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    1. Now I can say I've made scones :) Almost everything tastes better with butter :)

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  7. I'm loving all the scones this month...these look delicious too! Perhaps I should really branch out into some savoury bakes! :-)

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    1. Thanks! I definitely have a sweet tooth but really enjoyed these cheese scones.

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