These are so simple and absolutely delicious. Light and fluffy these Cheese Scones are a perfect snack or treat.
Preheat your oven to 200 C.
Put 225 grams flour, 2 tsps baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl or food processor.
Rub 50 grams cold butter into the flour with your fingertips or whizz with the flour in the food processor for 20 seconds or so until you are looking at fine breadcrumbs in your bowl.
Tip the 120 grams of mature cheddar cheese in and then pour in the 150 mls milk.
Using your hands and a rolling pin very gently roll out the dough to 3.5 cm thick. It will be a relatively small shape. Using a 6 cm cutter or similar cut out the scones.
All nutritional information is intended only as a guide.
Dip your cutter in flour to stop the scone mix sticking to it.
Don't be tempted to damp down the strength of the cheese. It needs a strong cheese hit for the flavour.
Be careful not to overwork the dough. Just enough to bring it all together and so that the mixture forms a dough.
Don't twist the cutter just push straight down when cutting out the scones.
Don't be afraid of the deepening colour as they bake. It gives a good flavour but obviously step in if the tops look close to burning.
I always advise an oven thermometer as the temperature can really vary oven to oven. My last oven was always much hotter than the dial indicated.