Vintage cheddar cheese scones

These vintage cheddar cheese scones are absolutely delicious served warm with butter and your favourite chutney, and are also a crowd pleasing addition to your picnic basket!

For a savoury scone, look no further than this vintage cheddar cheese scones recipe – ready in just 25 minutes!

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Ingredients

  • 250g self raising flour
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 100ml milk
  • 150g grated vintage cheddar
  • 25g grated vintage cheddar for topping
  • 1 egg beaten for wash

Instructions

1
Preheat oven to 220˚C/200˚C fan/gas mark 7. Line a baking tray with silicone parchment.
2
Using a large bowl mix together the flour, mustard powder, cayenne pepper and salt until well combined.
3
Using the tips of your fingers gently rub the cold butter into the flour mix until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the vintage cheddar until well combined.
4
Mix together the egg and the milk. Make a well in the mix and add the egg and milk mixture. Using a knife bring the flour and cheese mixture into the middle until it has come together into a dough. Do not over work the dough; it should be gently kneaded until the edges are just smooth. If the dough is too wet, sprinkle with a little additional flour to coat the surface so that you can remove it from the bowl.
5
Place the dough on a floured board and press into a 4cm thick round. Cut the scones out using the cookie cutter. Any fragments of dough can be gathered together and pressed out again.
6
Place on the baking tray and brush the top with egg wash. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese. Leave to rest for 10 mins before transferring them to a preheated oven to bake for an additional 10 mins until golden brown. The scones are ready if they sound slightly hollow when tapped.
Last updated 2 months ago

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