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How To Make Cheese Scones In Half Hour or Less
With Autumn on its way, I love to make warm melt in your mouth recipes to keep out the cold weather. Not being much of a cook I don't have the patience to sit around for hours while waiting for the food to eventually cook. And even worse preparing meals for just two people.
Now a dinner party is another thing! Living in England I try to make traditional snacks and meals, Cheese scones being one of them. I love anything to do with cheese, and my favorites are cheese scones.
These delicious scones make a great tea time treat. For best results serve fresh from the oven but leave at least ten minutes for them to cool. Slightly warm is the best temperature for the Cheese scones but they can be eaten cold too.
I always make these in the Autumn or winter. Sometimes I cheat and buy them fresh from the bakery across the road. But I do prefer my own, because you can add as much cheese as you like.
Ingredients Makes 12
- 2 Cups / 225g Plain Flour
- 2 1/2 / 12 ml Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Dry Mustard Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 oz / 50g / or 4tbsp Chilled Butter
- 3 oz / 75g Cheddar Cheese Grated
- 1/4 Pint / 150 ml / 2/3 Cup of Milk
- 1 Egg, Beaten
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Instructions for Cheese Scones
- Preheat the oven to 230C/450F or gas mark 8. Sift the flour, baking powder, mustard powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the butter and rub it into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in 50g / or 2 oz of the cheese.
- Make a well in the centre and add the milk and egg. Mix it all up gently and then turn the dough out on to a lightle floured surface. Roll it out and cut it into triangles or squares, your choice. Then brush lightly with milk and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Leave it to rest for at least fifteen minutes, then bake them for 15 minutes. All depending on your style of oven. If in doubt just make sure that the cheese scones are well risen. Prick with a fork or knife to make sure that the scones are cooked.
Quick Nutrition And Calorie Check
|Serving size: per I Cheese Scone|
|Calories from Fat||63|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 7 g||11%|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Protein 4 g||8%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
You don't have to be the best cook in the world to make these cheese scones. Trust me when I say I am not Gordon Ramsey! But even I can do this without burning down the kitchen. Hope you like my scones, and Enjoy!
Nell is a writer and author of one ebook and a part time office worker. She now spends her time writing about many subjects as she is suffering from empty nest syndrome now her son has left home.
She loves cooking, but only if the recipe's are easy to make and quick to prepare. She lives in England so her cooking tends to be traditional British recipes which include Sunday lunch and the good old British breakfast.
She also loves making cakes and cheese recipes. You can find more of her recipes here.