The Granary’s Cheese Scones

scones

INGREDIENTS
(Makes about 7 Granary size scones)
•    225g Self-raising flour
•    70g Butter
•    A pinch of salt
•    150ml of milk, plus a bit extra for glazing
•    1 tsp of baking powder
•    70g grated cheese, plus a bit extra for the top
•    A pinch of cayenne powder

To achieve the perfect cheese scone, pay close attention to the following steps:

  1. The first step is to pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius. Once you have done this, mix the flour, cayenne and baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
  2. Add the butter into the bowl and rub the mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Now start to add cheese into the mixture and stir quickly to evenly distribute the cheese throughout the mix.
  4. Gradually begin to pour in the milk (But not all of it!) to form a dough. Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface.
  5. Use a rolling pin to get the dough to roughly 1 inch thick and cut out using a cutter of your choice. Be careful not to to twist the cutter as this causes the dough to rise unevenly.
  6. Place the shaped dough onto a baking tray and glaze with milk.Finally, add a cheese topping and place in the oven for between 25-30 minutes.

Top tip – Bake the scones for 15 minutes and then turn up the oven the 180 degrees celsius for between 5-7 minutes to crisp the cheese and then turn back down to 150 degrees celsius for the remaining time. Have fun!