Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.


Most Helpful

Great Easy Recipe. A little to much cayenne pepper for me but the rest of the Sangria party loved them. Thanks for a excellent easy recipe.

bill mayes July 16, 2010

Delicious! These were lovely and soft scones perfect for morning or afternoon tea. Served warm from the oven. The sharper cheese certainly makes an excellent flavour. I followed the recipe exactly without any need to add more fluid. My home economics teacher at school had taught me to mix the wet ingredients into the dry by using a butter knife – in cutting strokes- and only enough strokes to combine ingredients – this makes for a softer scone. Thanks for sharing!!!

Catherine Robson September 17, 2005

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