Best Ever Cheese Scones

These are truly the best ever cheese Scones,  the recipe is from an old Cuisine Magazine, I am very particular about eating cheese scones as the ratio to cheese to flour has to be spot on ( ie more cheese !!) so don’t be mean with the cheese , Oven temps and cooking times may vary as you really want a golden scone not some pale anemic looking thing . Enjoy


  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 30g softened butter
  • 3 1/2 cups grated vintage cheddar
  • 220ml milk
  • 1/4 tsp paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 210ºC (the oven must be hot for the scones to go in).
  2. Sieve the flour and salt into a large bowl. Rub in the butter then stir through 2 1/2 cups of the cheese. Using a knife, blend in the milk.
  3. Quickly turn the dough onto a floured surface and break off large lumps of the dough with a floured knife. Transfer them to a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  4. Mix the rest of the cheese and the paprika together and sprinkle over the scones. Bake the scones for about 10 minutes, or till puffed and golden. Transfer them to a cooling rack and serve warm with lashings of butter.

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