Scones are British favorite afternoon treat. Even mentioning this to my English boyfriend made him impatient. He immediately recalls that the best scones he ever tried was made by his Nan and aunty. Making a quick foodie research I found that the word “scones” was first mentioned back in 1513! And ever since they have been baked and eaten in hundreds of different ways and shapes. Even though the original recipe includes raisins, currant and dates, the savory twist with mature cheddar cheese is also popular today.
Cheese scones is the recipe I chose to present you today. There is only few ingredients here and it`s close to impossible to get it wrong in the making. From my dough I got exactly 12 triangle shaped scones, so if you want to make more double the quantities below. The recipe is also egg free! Make yourself a nice cup of tea with milk and indulge with this scones together with butter and jam ( I ate mine with fig marmalade).
Ingredients (for 12 scones)
– 230 g white flour
– 60 g butter
– 30 g grated mature cheddar
– 7 g baking powder
– 150 ml milk (I used full cream)
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Mix all the ingredients until you get nice and easy to work dough. Pat out to a round 2 cm. Use a 5 cm cutter to stamp out rounds and place on the baking sheet. Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use it all up. brush with milk and bake for 12-15 minutes.