Cheese scones

This is a recipe from Mummy McKenna which always reminds me of home. There is nothing better than waking up to the smell of a freshly-baked batch when I visit and they make getting out of bed much more bearable. Delicious served oven warm with butter or be a little more adventurous and add marmite as my big brother does.
cheese scone recipe


  • 8oz (225g )self-raising flour
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp dried mustard powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2oz (50g) cubed butter
  • 3oz (75g) grated mature cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 pint of milk, plus a little extra for brushing on top of scones

How to make:

  • Preheat oven to Gas mark 7 (220 electric)
  • Grease a baking tray
  • Place the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • Add the butter and rub in between fingers until mixture resembles
  • fine breadcrumbs,
  • Add 2oz of the grated cheese and mix together with spoon,
  • Gradually add the milk and mix to form a soft dough.
  • Flour a surface and gently knead dough,
  • Roll out to about 1cm thick and cut into 6-8 rounds
  • depending on cutter.
  • Transfer to baking tray and space apart.
  • Brush the tops of scones with milk and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of each scone.
  • Bake in the top of oven for about fourteen minuites, until risen and golden
  • brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

cheese scones


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