Something I’m a big fan of is cheese, it can be used in so many different ways after all. One simple to make and a totally tasty snack it works with is a good old scone.
What’s in the mix?
– Grated cheese [Cheddar, Red Leicester or mixed recommended] (120g)
– Chilled butter [cut into cubes)] (55g)
– Self raising flour (225g)
– Milk (90/95ml for mix and a little to glaze)
– Baking powder (1 teaspoon)
– Pinch of salt
– Pinch of Paprika or Cayenne Pepper
– Weighing scale
– Mixing bowl
– Mixing spoon
– Rolling pin
– Medium cutter around 8cm (optional – could use hands)
– Grease proof paper
– Baking tray
How to make those moderately decent scones
Pre-heat that oven to 200C/180C (fan assisted) with the tray inside
Sift the flour, salt, cayenne pepper and baking powder into a bowl and make sure they’re combined
Note: Sifting = posh word for putting them through a sieve
Pop the butter into the bowl and work it around with your finger tips until it’s basically breadcrumbs
Go ahead and throw the cheese up in there, give it a lil stir
Make yourself a little dip in the centre of the mix then pour a lil milk straight in there, but not all at once. You’re looking for that soft but firm goodness, kinda like in your dating life.
Flour up a surface, just lightly, and get dough rolled out til it’s about 2cm thicc.
Cut them scones out, you should get about 8 of em but you may have to give the dough a good roll around again for good measure. Pop em on the baking tray, give em the once over with some milk and the sprinkle a bit of cheese on top (remember that extra 20g we put out?)
Get your lil cut outs in the over for around 15-20 minutes til they tan up nice and golden, make sure they’re cooked through!
Leave them to cool for 10 mins then enjoy!
Scones don’t have a habit of looking particularly perfect, but it’s all about the taste at the end of the day really. These can be enjoyed warm or cold and with or without butter – how very versatile of them.
Give em a go and let us know how you get on!
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