Cheddar and Fresh Black Pepper Scones

Recipe by alijen
READY IN: 30mins




  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  • Cut in the butter and cheese.
  • Stir in the black pepper.
  • Refrigerate the dough for half an hour.
  • Gently stir in the buttermilk or yogurt.
  • Gather the mixture into a ball with your hands, and on a well-floured surface roll or pat the dough into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle approximately 3/4-inch thick.
  • Grease a baking sheet.
  • Using a large spatula, or a couple of spatulas, transfer the dough to the baking sheet.
  • Use a dough scraper, baker's bench knife or a knife to cut dough into 1 1/2-inch squares.
  • Separate the squares slightly on the baking sheet.
  • Brush each square with a little milk, if using.
  • Bake the scones in oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they're very lightly browned.