Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
"We need more cheese Gromit!" Very serious cheesy scones which use way more cheese than normal for a scone mix; they will not rise quite as high as plain scones - but as you can see from the photo, they get there! Try and use a good quality mature Cheddar or any local type of strong cheese that is available. They can be made in about 20 minutes, if you have all the ingredients to hand and the oven has been pre-heated. Great for afternoon tea, picnics, buffets & packed lunches. You can also add chopped chives & herbs for a change.
- 500 g plain flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon English mustard powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 75 g butter
- 300 ml milk
- 200 g extra mature cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat oven to 220C/450F/Gas mark 7.
- Mix all the dry ingredients together.
- Rub in the butter until it remsembles crumbs.
- Add 5 ounces of the grated cheese & mix well.
- Add the milk and mix very quickly - do not over mix.
- Mixture should be sticky and soft, if too dry, add more milk.
- Place onto a floured board a knead briefly.
- Roll out to about 3cms/1" thickness.
- Stamp 12-14 rounds out of the dough - do NOT twist the scone cutters as it stops them from rising!
- Place close together on a greased biscuit/baking tray.
- Brush the beaten egg over each scone as a glaze and sprinkle the remaining 1 ounce of cheese over the top.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes until well risen and golden brown.
- Cool slightly, then spilt them in half, butter them -- divine!
Proper scones! Full flavoured cheesy slightly spicy gorgeousness. Best cheese scone recipe I have tried. Thank you!
CHEESE! CHEESE! and more CHEESE!!! We loved these. The cayenne and mustard gave them a little zing! They were great with an omelet and bacon. I don't have a round cutter anymore, so I just cut mine into wedges. Very light and flaky. I will try them with herbs or chives, as suggested, next time!
Have not tried this yet, but just because of the title, I will. I love Wallace and Gromit!!! And I love cheese!!! perfect combo!