Cheese Scones

5 Aug

 I like simple recipes when it comes to breakfast.   Before coffee I’m not really able to give a complicated dish the attention it deserves.  Heck, I’m not able to give anything the attention it deserves without caffeine.  So uncomplicated wins hands down every time, besides there is nothing more satisfying than taking six or seven ingredients and turning them into something that makes your mouth water, even in an un-caffeinated state.  The BH’s family traditionally serve cheese scones as a weekend breakfast.  A tradition I am more than happy to get behind.  They take no time at all to make while still filling the house with the smell of baking.   Now I suppose if we lived on the American side of the pond, these would be called biscuits, but I prefer the term scone.

To start take:

  • 250 gms of self-raising flour
  • 120gm of butter
  • 100gm of cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbs of milk
  • 2 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp of dried mixed herbs

Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.   Weigh out the flour and then add to a mixing bowl.  I know I didn’t need to photograph this, but the BH bought me an AWESOME  new scale and I wanted to show it off.

Add the butter to the flour and then mix using your hands until they resemble bread crumbs.

Add the cheese, paprika and herbs to the bowl and mix well until thoroughly combined.

Beat ONE  of the eggs and the milk together and then mix into the dry ingredients to form a sticky dough.

Place the dough on a well floured surface and flatten until about two and half centimetres thick.  Then cut out rounds of dough.  Place the scones on a baking tray and then beat the remaining egg and brush the tops of the scones with it.

Place in the oven and bake for about  12-15 minutes until golden brown.  Serve with some fruit juice for a simple, awesomely tasty brunch!

 

 

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9 Responses to “Cheese Scones”

  1. Robin August 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    Well, I’m on the American side of the pond and will have to do some conversions but these do look good and I’m all for easy. However, I’ll probably call them biscuits!

  2. sugarflight August 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    So yum!!!

  3. Food Follower August 15, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    These look absolutely delightful! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  4. allyoudoiseat September 13, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    Cheese scones! Yum! This look delicious!

  5. Kath Torbet February 2, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    “Deeeeeelicious!” Jake (aged 11), “Best I ever had!” Anna (aged 9). Can’t beat fresh baking, yum!

    • fudgingood February 2, 2013 at 11:30 am #

      So glad they enjoyed them. See you all later 😀

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