Easy Peasy Cheese Scones

As the weather begins to get cooler, cheese scones are a delicious snack eaten warm out of the oven or lightly buttered with a bowl of soup. Whether you eat them plain or not, these are far from bland and boring. Spiced with a little paprika, Cayenne pepper and a touch of mustard, these scone’s come with a subtle kick, and they can be easily made gluten free too!

Easy Peasy Cheese Scones

Difficulty: Easy
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This recipe makes about 6 scones. You will need a baking tray lined with baking paper.


  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 2 cups self raising flour

  • 1 cup grated cheddar, plus a little extra to top

  • 1/3 cup milk (or milk alternative)

  • Pinch salt

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp mustard


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C/ 180 fan. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  • Grate the cheese and set aside. In a separate bowl or food processor work the butter, flour and baking powder together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add the salt, pepper, paprika and mustard to the breadcrumbs, then slowly add the milk and combine to form a sticky dough. Finally add about 3/4 of the grated cheese to the dough and combine.
  • Using your hands, scoop out about 2 tbsp worth of the dough and press gently between your palms to create a rounder shape. Place on the baking tray and repeat with the rest of the mixture, spacing them about 2 inches apart from each other.
  • Before baking, glaze each scone with some milk and sprinkle over some extra cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the cheese is crispy and golden.
  • Leave to cool on the baking tray and then serve warm and with butter if so desired.


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    Lydia Brayshaw