Friday, 3 October 2014

Cheese Scones

As a bit of a savoury bake today I have made cheese scones.  I don't actually enjoy cooked cheese, but a scone is fine, as it will be eaten cold, and there is not too much cheese in it.  It is melted cheese like on pizza and in things like lasagne which I find so unpalatable,

The recipe I used is from BBC Good Food and makes enough for 12 to 15 scones, though they are quite small in size, almost to the point of being mini scones.

It is a simple to make recipe and, as it is cooking now, it smells quite nice.
Cheese Scones
Ingredients:

200g Self raising flour
50g butter, at room temperature
75g grated cheddar cheese
25g rolled oats
125 ml milk

Method:
  1. Heat oven to 220c/fan 200c/425f/gas 7. Place the flour in a large bowl, then rub in the butter. Stir in the oats and cheese, then the milk – if it feels like it might be dry, add a touch more milk, then bring together to make a soft dough.
  2. Lightly dust the surface with a little flour. roll out the dough no thinner than 2cm. Using a 4cm plain cutter, firmly stamp out the rounds – try not to twist the cutter as this makes the scones rise unevenly. re-roll the trimmings and stamp out more.
  3. Transfer to a non-stick baking sheet, dust with a little more flour or grated cheese, then bake for 12-15 mins until well risen and golden. Cool on a wire rack before serving on their own or topped with mashed avocado, or soft cheese, and ham, cucumber or cress.

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