Cheese Scones

A few weeks ago I was delighted to be a Guest Blogger on James Ramsden’s blog – he was in The Times Top 40 International Bloggers list!

Today I’m pleased to share my blog post for all those who did not see it and why not hop over to James’ site to see what he’s been cooking.

Cheese Scones:

The scone is a British classic and homemade they are fantastic – light, tasty and always leave you wanting more! This cheese scone recipe is easy to make and is a great alternative to the usual boring lunchtime sandwich.

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 100g butter
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 25ml milk (probably less)
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 70g cheddar (2/3 grated, 1/3 diced into small cubes)
  • salt and pepper
  • a little parmesan for topping

Method:

  1. Preheat oven 200*C (180*C fan)
  2. Rub butter into flour, so it’s like breadcrumbs.
  3. Add egg, salt, pepper, gradually add milk to make soft, not sticky, dough (do not overwork the dough).
  4. Mix in cheese, mustard and oregano
  5. Roll into little balls, make approx 10-12
  6. Add some grated parmesan on tops of each scone.
  7. Place on a lightly oiled backing tray
  8. Bake in oven for 10-15 mins.

After my scone making I sat down and brainstormed 101 different scone ideas, sweet and savoury to be made from a basic scone recipe. I’ll be kicking off with Apricot Scones – look out for this blog post coming soon – yum!

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3 Responses to Cheese Scones

  1. Matt says:

    Thanks for sharing

  2. Jen says:

    I love scones and Jake does too, so it’s a lovely alternative to sandwiches at lunch. Maybe you could try cranberry ones for a festive touch?

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