Simple Cheese Scones

These are simple cheese scones that are great to make with your children. Cooper made his while we were in Cyprus visiting his Baba Anne (grandmother).

Cheese Scones Step-By-Step

1. Sieve flour, baking powder, salt & mustard together, rub in butter, then add the grated cheddar.

2. Mix the grated cheddar into the flour mix.

3. Add sufficient milk to make a soft dough.

4. Mix the milk in with a knife.

5. Bring the dough together with your hands. Knead gently until you have a smooth dough. Whisk an egg (this will be the glaze).

6. Shape the dough or roll until it is 1 inch/2 ½ cm thick.

7. Cut rounds out with a biscuit cutter. Try not to twist the dough as you cut it, or they will rise a bit squint. I don't mind that too much. Keep re-rolling the dough and cutting out scones until all the dough has been used.

8. Brush your scones with egg.

9. Looking good!

10. Sprinkle a generous amount of grated Cheddar over each scone.

 11. Ready to go in the oven.

12. Get an adult to help you put the scones in the oven.

13. Bake for 10-15 minutes, then remove from the oven and allow to cool a little.

14. Enjoy your scones while they are still warm.

15. Share with friends.

Classic Cheese Scones
These easy cheese scones are very cheesy and light. Perfect on their own whilst still warm or served with soup.
  • 200g plain flour
  • 4 level teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ level tsp salt
  • a pinch of dry mustard
  • 50g butter
  • 100g grated cheddar cheese
  • about 125ml milk
  • 1 egg, to glaze
  • 25g grated cheddar to top scones with
1. Preheat your oven to 220c/200fan/425f/gas mark 7.2. Sieve the flour, baking powder, salt and mustard together and rub in the butter.3. Knead lightly and roll out to 1 inch/2 ½ cm thickness.4. Cut out rounds with a pastry cutter.5. Place the scones on a lightly floured baking tray. Brush the scones with egg and sprinkle with cheddar.6. bake for 10-15 minutes until well risen and golden.
Total time: Yield: makes 8-10 scones

Note: As a variation, Marguerite suggests using 1/2 pint of tomato juice instead of milk or adding a little Marmite to the milk for extra flavour.

Jean says they taste absolutely delicious if you add some drained and finely cut sundried tomatoes to the mixture. Now I cannot wait o try that!


Here are a few more scone recipes for you to try:


  1. i adore scones. these ones look like they are made with much love.

  2. Oh such cute pics and I love the these scones!Perfectly yummy for kids and adults alike :)

  3. Hi Jacqueline..I've been following your blog for a while and trying out the odd recipe ( am a friend of Michelle's over at Tiffin box). THis weekend I tried out the fruit smoothie and cheesy scoens for my 13 mojnth old daughter. She absolutely loved both !!!! ( and so did her dad who managed to put away quite a few scones). Thanks for the lovely and easy recipes and I look forward to more.. :-) Andrea



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...