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Mum's Cheese Scones

A quick and easy cheese scone just like my mum used to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Servings: 6 large or 12 small
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Emma


  • 225 grams self-raising flour (1 and 3/4 cups)
  • 56 grams butter (1/2 stick)
  • 75 grams mature cheddar cheese - grated (1/2 cup)
  • dash milk


  • Pre heat your oven to 350F / 180C / Gas mark 4
  • Mix the flour and butter together till it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add grated cheese to taste. I like my scones very cheesy so I add a couple of handfuls of extra mature cheddar, but if you prefer a milder flavour then that’s fine, just a good handful of mild cheddar will do.
  • Then add a dash of milk and keep adding a small dash at a time until the mix comes together and forms a ball.
  • Roll the dough out on a well-floured surface.
  • Depending on if you are making large or small scones will depend on how thick you roll out the dough.
  • – 2 centimetres thick for 12 small and 3 – 4 centimetres thick for 6 large. I always like the large ones.
  • Place them on a baking try covered with parchment paper and pop them in the oven on a middle shelf for 10 to 12 minutes for the small scones and 15 – 17 for the large scones. Once ready they will be a light golden brown. And will sound hollow if tapped on the bottom.
  • Place them on a cooling rack to cool right down.
  • Serve simply with butter.


Serving: 1scone (out of 6) | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.8g | Protein: 7.1g | Fat: 12.1g | Saturated Fat: 7.5g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g