Step 1
Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan oven 180°C/ Gas Mark 6. Lightly grease a baking sheet with a little Trex.

Step 2
Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the Trex and butter and use your fingertips to rub them into the flour until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

Step 3
Stir in the cheese, then gradually add just enough milk to make a soft, but not sticky dough, stirring it in with a round-bladed knife. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, flour your hands a little, then knead the dough lightly for a few moments.

Step 4
Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to about 2.5cm (1in) thick, then use a 5cm (2in) plain or fluted cutter to stamp out rounds. Gather any trimmings together, re-roll and cut out more scones.

Step 5
Arrange the scones on the baking sheet. Brush the surface with a little milk. Sprinkle a little extra cheese on top of the scones before baking then bake for 18-20 minutes towards the top of the oven, until well-risen and golden brown. Cool for a few moments and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Cheese Scones

Cheese Scones

12

Serves: 12

20
MINS

Bake Time: 20 mins

Suitable for home freezing

Suitable for vegetarians

INGREDIENTS

A little Trex, for greasing
450g1lb Self-raising flour
½ tsp½ tsp Salt
50g2oz Trex
50g2oz Butter, chilled and diced
125g5oz Mature Cheddar cheese, grated
300ml½ pint Milk, plus extra, to glaze
Butter, to serve

METHOD

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan oven 180°C/ Gas Mark 6. Lightly grease a baking sheet with a little Trex.

Step 2
Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the Trex and butter and use your fingertips to rub them into the flour until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

Step 3
Stir in the cheese, then gradually add just enough milk to make a soft, but not sticky dough, stirring it in with a round-bladed knife. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, flour your hands a little, then knead the dough lightly for a few moments.

Step 4
Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to about 2.5cm (1in) thick, then use a 5cm (2in) plain or fluted cutter to stamp out rounds. Gather any trimmings together, re-roll and cut out more scones.

Step 5
Arrange the scones on the baking sheet. Brush the surface with a little milk. Sprinkle a little extra cheese on top of the scones before baking then bake for 18-20 minutes towards the top of the oven, until well-risen and golden brown. Cool for a few moments and then transfer to a cooling rack.

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