A tasty scone, still warm from the oven, is one of life’s great pleasures! This recipe makes the most delicious, flavoursome cheese scones. And unlike many scone recipes – there’s no butter!
- 3 cups plain flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3 cups grated Tasty cheese (although I often use a mix of Tasty and Colby)
- 1 1/2 cups full-fat milk
- A tiny pinch of paprika/mustard/curry powder* (optional)
* The first time I made these scones I only had Madras Curry Powder in the cupboard, so I used a tiny amount of this instead of my usual paprika. The scones were so delicious that I’ve used it ever since!
- Preheat oven to 220°C, with a baking tray also warming up inside.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and paprika (if using).
- Stir through the grated cheese, keeping a little left over.
- Make a well in the mix, then pour in the milk. Quickly stir through with a knife.
- Tip onto floured surface and lightly knead to form a ball. Roll out to approx 2-3cm thick, and either cut out circles or slice into pieces.
- Sprinkle flour onto the pre-heated baking tray.
- Place scones onto the tray, and sprinkle the extra cheese on top.
- Bake for approx. 15 mins. (The kitchen will smell delicious!)
Best eaten warm with butter, although they will freeze well too if you manage to have any left over!
This recipe is a modified version of one by the Ministry of Food cafe in Wellington.
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