If you’re looking for the perfect quick baking project then you’ve found it. We couldn’t be fonder of our simple cheese scone recipe, and think it’s one of the tastiest afternoon treats you can make yourself.
How to make light and fluffy cheese scones
If this is your first time making cheese scones and you want to make sure they come out perfectly light and fluffy, watch our simple step-by-step video! It’s short and will make sure yours come out fantastically from the very first go. Just remember, try and resist eating them straight away. They will benefit from being allowed to cool on a rack slightly before cracking them open and slathering in the topping of your choice…
- 50g unsalted butter, softened
- 225g self-raising flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- 100g extra-mature Cheddar, grated, plus extra for topping
- 130ml skimmed milk
- Heat the oven to 200 C, 180 C fan, gas 6. Rub the butter into the flour with a pinch of salt, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir through the baking powder and grated cheese, then make a well in the centre and pour in the milk. Quickly stir the flour with a knife until the dough comes together. Tip onto a floured surface, bring lightly together with your hands, then pat into a disc around 4cm thick.
- Using a 4cm floured cutter, cut out rounds and place them on a floured baking sheet. Sprinkle some grated cheese on top of each scone, then bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden. Serve warm with butter.