Traditional Scottish Recipes
- Cheese Scones
This is a tasty variation on the standard scones which are served at tea time.
6oz (180g or 1½ US cups) self raising flour
1oz (30g or ¼ stick) butter
1 large egg
2 or 2½ tbsp milk
4oz (125g or one stick) grated cheese (use whatever strength you prefer)
½ tsp salt
½ tsp mustard powder
Cayenne pepper to taste
Mix the flour, salt and pepper together. Rub in the butter and then mix in the cheese. Beat the egg and add in the milk; add mixture to the dry ingredients to make a soft, elastic dough. Roll out the mixture on a floured surface but not too thinly. Cut into round shapes and place on a well greased tray. Brush the top with milk and sprinkle a little extra cheese and pepper on top.
Bake in a pre-heated oven on a high shelf at 220C/425F/Gas Mark 7 until golden brown. Serve warm with butter.
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