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Cheese sconesWhether enjoyed with a hearty stew or simply a spoonful of chutney, these cheese scones are sure to please!
- 450g self raising flour plus extra for rolling USED 350 SR PLUS 150 BROWN BREAD
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 50g butter
- 250g grated cheese (e.g. mature Cheddar) you can substitute some of the Cheddar with Parmesan, gruyere etc.
- 250ml yogurt (or milk or buttermilk or any of these diluted with water) plus extra for brushing the tops of the scones
Preheat oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6 and lightly grease a baking tray.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl.
Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour, baking powder & salt mixture.
Stir 225g of the cheese into the flour mixture.
Add enough yogurt to the dry ingredients to form a soft dough - you may not need all of the 250ml, so add gradually without making the dough too wet.
Lightly knead the dough on a floured surface then roll out to approximately 2-3 cm thickness. Cut out scones, re-rolling the scraps to make more. A 7cm cutter should make 12 scones. Place the cut out scones on the greased baking tray.
Brush a little yogurt thinned with water over the tops of the scones then sprinkle with the remaining 25g of grated cheese.
Place in the pre-heated oven and bake until risen and golden (13-15 min).
Transfer to a wire rack to cool a little.
Serve slightly warm, split and spread with butter or cream cheese & chutney.
If not using straight away, cool completely before storing in an airtight container or freezing.