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An easy recipe for cheese scones, the perfect tea time treat
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: baking
Cuisine: Scottish
Servings: 10
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 250 g/9oz self raising flour
  • 75 g/3oz butter
  • 50 g/2oz grated strong cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp Highlander mustart
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6 and line a baking tray with parchment
  • Rub the flour and butter together to get breadcrumb texture
  • Add half the cheese, salt, bicarbonate of sods, mustard and cayenne pepper
  • Mix thoroughly and add enough milk to form a dough
  • Wrap in clingfilm and pop into the fridge for 30 minutes to chill
  • Flour your work surface and roll out dough till 1-1.5cm thick and using a cookie or upturned glass cut out rounds
  • Place on baking tray and sprinkle with remaining cheese
  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes till golden
  • Cool on a wire rack then split horizontally