Homemade Cheese Scones
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Homemade cheesy scones are great anytime of day! Pop them in the lunchbox or have them in the morning before you dash off to work and school.
- 3 cups White Wings Plain Flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- ¾ cup grated cheese
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp mustard powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 75g butter
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- extra milk for glazing
- Preheat the oven to 220°C. Grease or flour a baking tray.
- Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Add cheese, cayenne pepper and mustard powder to the mixture. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Add the milk and quickly mix with a round-bladed table knife to a soft dough. For light and tender scones the mixture should be quite soft and a little sticky. Scrape the dough onto the floured baking tray and flour the top.
- Working quickly, pat the dough out to 2cm thickness. With a floured knife, cut it into 12 even-sized pieces, then separate the scones to allow 2cm space between them. Brush the tops with milk.
- Before baking, top each scone with a little more grated cheese. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Place on a wire rack to cool, wrapped in a clean tea towel to keep them soft.