Cheese Scones

BBC online recipe

  1. Heat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter.
  3. Stir in the cheese and then the milk to get a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Pat out to a round 2cm/¾in thick. Use a 5cm/2in 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. It should make 6-7 scones.
  5. Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk (optional). Bake for 12–15 minutes until well risen and golden. Cool on a wire rack.

You can also add a good handful of wild garlic. Discard any tough stems, rinse, spin dry and chop lightly. Add to mix just before the milk.

For sweet scones omit cheese and add a tsp of sugar. Walnuts and dates are nice additions too.