Thotter Bakes: Cheese Scones



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

The Tools

– Weighing scale
– Mixing bowl
– Sieve
– Mixing spoon
– Rolling pin
– Medium cutter around 8cm (optional – could use hands)
– Grease proof paper
– Baking tray

How to make those moderately decent scones

Step One

Pre-heat that oven to 200C/180C (fan assisted) with the tray inside

Step Two

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

Step Three

Pop the butter into the bowl and work it around with your finger tips until it’s basically breadcrumbs

Step Four

Go ahead and throw the cheese up in there, give it a lil stir

Step Five

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.

Step Six

Flour up a surface, just lightly, and get dough rolled out til it’s about 2cm thicc.

Step Seven

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?)

Step Eight

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!

Step Nine

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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