This is a quick and easy recipe for cheese scones. Perfect for a savoury morning tea, I have made these cheese scones so many times now, with a few variations. I love the warm melting cheese and soft fluffy taste of the scones which are beautiful when they are still warm. These are easy to adapt as you like. Simply use a different cheese or add more paprika or other spices or herbs that you like. Spring onions are great too, to give it a nice fresh zingy taste. When serving you can eat them plain or even add some butter mmm melting butter :)

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Ingredients

  • 225g Self Raising flour
  • 100g cold butter, chopped into smallish cubes
  • 1/2 tsp Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 200g tasty cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp greek or natural yoghurt
  • 1 Tbsp milk as required

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200 DegC fan forced
  • Add butter, flour and paprika to mixer bowl
  • Beat using a flat beater¬†attachment until the mixture appears like breadcrumbs
  • Add 150g of the cheese and mix in for 20-30 seconds
  • Add the egg and yoghurt and mix until just combined
  • If the mixture appears too dry add 1 Tbsp of milk and mix until just combined. Do not overmix!
  • Add a small amount of additional flour to a board
  • Lightly knead into a flat disc on the floured board, keeping the dough around 1 inch high
  • Using a small round cutter cut out the scones and put them on a tray lined with baking paper. I have this set of round cutters¬†so I can easily choose a small or large circle, depending on the occasion. Keep the scones close together
  • Sprinkle the remaining grated cheese over the scones
  • Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes until they are golden brown. I also check the bases of the scones. They should also be nice and golden
  • Add the scones to a clean tea towel to keep them nice and warm until ready to serve!