The Granary’s Cheese Scones
(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:
- 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.
- Add the butter into the bowl and rub the mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
- Now start to add cheese into the mixture and stir quickly to evenly distribute the cheese throughout the mix.
- Gradually begin to pour in the milk (But not all of it!) to form a dough. Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface.
- 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.
- 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!