LardButty homemade – savoury scones

These scones take about 10 minutes to prepare and about 12 minutes to bake, it couldn’t be easier.

They taste amazing served hot, straight from the oven, with plenty of butter.

Rubbed to a fine crumb; laid out on tray brushed with milk; baked

Download savoury cheese scones recipe here

Makes about 12-14 scones (or 10 large ones)

~ 350g (28 level tablespoons) self-raising flour, plus more for dusting
~ ¼ tsp salt
~ 1 tsp baking powder
~ 85g butter, cut into cubes
~ 2 tbsp caster sugar
~ 175ml milk + squeeze of lemon juice (to add to milk to slightly sour it – ie. a butter-milk substitute)
~ 1 tsp vanilla extract
~ 30g mature Cheddar cheese grated (more if you’d like them to be really cheesey)
~ ½ teaspoon fresh sliced chilli (optional)
~ milk to glaze

Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7

1. Mix flour with salt and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the butter, then rub in with your fingers until it looks like fine crumbs. Stir in the sugar.

2. Stir in cheese (and optional sliced chilli pepper, half a teaspoon).

3. Put the milk into a jug and heat in the microwave for about 30 secs until warm but not hot; add vanilla + lemon juice (the lemon juice makes it go slightly sour – this is a good substitute for butter-milk which you may not have in stock at home), then set aside for a moment. Put a baking tray in the oven to heat through.

4. Make a well in the dry mix, then add the liquid and combine it quickly with a cutlery knife – it will seem pretty wet at first. Scatter some flour onto the work surface and tip the dough out. Dredge the dough and your hands with a little more flour, then fold the dough over 2-3 times until it’s a little smoother and pat into a round about 4cm deep

5. Taking a handful of the mix at a time, shape into about 12 balls with your hands (about 5cm wide, or you could use a cutter) and lay them out on the hot baking tray.

6. Bake for 10 mins until risen and golden on the top. Eat on day of baking – either warm or cold – with lots of butter (for maximum pleasure, eat straight from the oven while freshly hot!).

Download savoury cheese scones recipe here

Bakes scones…Oopse one slipped

~ BBC Good Food (original recipe) Classic scones – original recipe

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