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Dairy Council

Sandwiches + Snacks

Cheese scones

Makes 5 to 6


225g self–raising flour

½ tsp salt

½ tsp mustard powder

1 tsp baking powder

Pinch of cayenne pepper

50g NI butter

120g NI cheddar cheese, grated

100ml NI milk

Extra milk for brushing

Makes 5 to 6


Sift flour, salt, baking powder, mustard powder and cayenne into a bowl

Rub butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs

Add the 100g of the cheese and combine with a knife

Add the milk gradually and mix to a soft, but not sticky, dough with a knife

Roll out on to a lightly floured work surface. Knead lightly until smooth

Gently roll out to about 2cm thick and cut into 7 or 8 rounds with 8cm cutter

Place on a baking tray, glaze with a little milk and sprinkle with the remaining cheese

Bake at 200°C / 180°C fan / gas mark 6 for 15 – 20 minutes or until well risen and golden

Cook on a wire rack