Cheese Scones

Scones are quickly made, economical , and so good to eat, specially served hot with clotted cream and jam for afternoon tea.

Fruit and cheese scones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 8              oz flour
  • 2              heaped tsp baking powder
  • 1/2           tsp salt
  • 2              oz butter
  • 2              oz grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2           cup fresh milk

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl mix  together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut butter into small pieces and rub into flour.
  3. Add grated cheese.
  4. Add milk to the flour mixture and mix together with the blade of a knife to form a soft dough.
  5. Sprinkle a board with flour, turn out the dough, sprinkle with flour and knead very lightly and quickly with the tips of the fingers.
  6. Roll out dough to 1/2” thickness, cut rounds with 2” cutter, and place a little apart on a greased baking tray.  Press the remaining pieces of dough together, knead very lightly, roll out, and cut into rounds.
  7. Brush over the tops of the round with milk.
  8. Bake in a preheated  425 degree oven for 10 – 12 min.

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