Cheese Scones

Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

This recipe comes from a fabulous cookbook, "Austalia The Beautiful Cookbook".

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  1. Place rack in upper part of oven.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  3. Butter and flour baking tray.
  4. In a bowl, sift together the flour, salt and cayenne pepper.
  5. Using your fingers, lightly rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. Stir in cheese and make a well in the center; set aside.
  7. In a new small bowl, whisk together the 7 tablespoons of milk and egg.
  8. Pour the milk/egg mixture into the flour mixture well. Mix quick and light to make a dough. If dough seems too dry, add a few drops of milk as needed.
  9. On lightly floured board, roll out dough to be about 1 inch thick; cut into squares.
  10. Place on prepared pan.
  11. Brush tops with the 2 tablespoons of milk.
  12. Bake in the upper part of the oven until golden and crisp, about 12-15 minutes.
  13. Serve warm of at room temperature.