Thursday, 23 January 2014

Perfect cheese scones

Oh the joy of a simple cheese scone straight from the oven. Why, when they are so simple to make, do so many cafes produce heavy, bland scones? These were crisp on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. I used more cheese than the recipe states as I do like them cheesey. The recipe was from the BBC Food Recipes website.

225g self raising flour
pinch of salt
55g butter
55g mature cheddar cheese, grated (I would double this)
150ml milk

Heat the oven to 220ÂșC. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Stir in the cheese and then the milk to get a soft dough.
Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Pat out to a round 2cm/¾in thick. Use a 5cm/2in cutter to stamp out rounds and place on the baking sheet. Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use it all up.
Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk. Bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden. Cool on a wire rack.

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