Recipe: Cheese scones

I've tried a few cheese scone recipes now and I think this one is tasty and simple with no need for weighing scales.


  • 500 ml flour (2 cups)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • Large pinch of salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 250ml of strong cheddar cheese
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil
  • 125ml milk (but you might need a little bit more depending on consistency)
  • 1 egg
  • Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius (160 fan)
  • Sift together the flour, salt, cayenne and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the milk and the egg. Add the oil to the egg mixture.
  • Pour this egg/milk/oil mix into flour mixing bowl. Using a fork, mix the dough roughly until it starts to clump together. If your mixture is too dry, add a little more milk. Get your hands inside and turn until it is a nice dough mix.
  • Now transfer to a clean, floured flat surface and press down with your hands. You want the dough to be around 10mm thick. * WARNING* Don't press your dough mix too hard or it won't rise enough.
  • Using a cookie cutter, cut out your scones and place on a baking tray that has been lined with baking paper.
  • Now pop them in the oven for 15-20 minutes. 
Best enjoyed still oven warm with butter and cheeses.


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