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Ingredients

  • 4 ½ cups self-raising flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups grated tasty cheese
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 300 ml milk
  • 250 ml soda water

Method

1. Preheat oven to 200°C fan bake or 220°C conventional and line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. Sift self-raising flour, salt and cayenne pepper into a mixing bowl. Stir in the grated cheese. Make a well. Pour in the milk and soda water and mix together to form a soft dough.

3. Turn the dough out onto a well floured surface. Pat or roll the dough into a rectangle about 2cm thick. Cut dough into 12 pieces. Place on a baking tray.

4. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Remove and cool wrapped in a tea towel. Serve warm with butter or margarine.

Tips

For variation, add chopped spring onions, parsley or chopped sundried tomatoes when adding the grated cheese.

Rate and Review

8 Ratings Extra Cheesy Scones


Reviews (8)


ARLENE KAPLAN's Rating
Ivy Williams's Review | Rating

This is a great recipe & right up there with the Lemonade scones,i regularly make a batch & freeze them, they take but a few minutes to thaw & heated for a few seconds in the microwave > hey presto!! fresh scones for a quick lunch - plus you always have some thing on hand when folks drop in.:)PS i keep back some of the cheese & sprinkle it on the tops before they go in the oven.

Lyn's Review | Rating

Honestly easy with great result. I swap cream for milk sometimes. Only problem they get eaten too quickly.

Jan's Review | Rating

Fantastic Cheese scone receipe, very light and NO Butter needed, double the receipe and freeze them for a later date...Love them. I always have soda water on hand now ;)

Rob's Review | Rating

Revised this receipt as follows:

Ingredients
• 4 ½ cups self-raising flour
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 2 cups grated tasty cheese
• 1 pinch cayenne pepper
• 300 ml fresh cream
• 300 ml sprite zero lemonade



Method


1. Preheat oven to 200°C fan bake or 220°C conventional and line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. Sift self-raising flour, salt and cayenne pepper, baking powder into a mixing bowl. Stir in the grated cheese. Make a well. Pour in the milk and soda water and mix together to form a soft dough.

3. Turn the dough out onto a well floured surface. Pat or roll the dough into a rectangle about 2cm thick. Cut dough into 12 pieces. Place on a baking tray.

4. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Remove and cool wrapped in a tea towel. Serve warm with butter or margarine.

Rob's Review | Rating

Replaced the milk used fresh cream and replaced the soda water for Sprite Zero lemonade. Also added 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
AWESOME

Maggie's Review | Rating

Can you make the soda water to go in these scones, or do you have to use the bought variety. They look great and so easy.

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Maggie,

We suggest using store bought soda water as it is the "soda" element in this that will help in the rising of the scones.

Hope this helps! We look forward to hearing your feedback on the scones :)

The Food in a Minute team

Maggie's Review | Rating

Thanks for the advise on the soda water. I bought some yesterday and it was as cheap as chips so no need to make it. I am just going to make the scones right now as I have an unexpected visitor arriving for afternoon tea.