Recipe: Cheese Scones

Here is a recipe for cheese scones that I use when I do baking with my daughter.  It is simple to follow and keeps my 3 and a half year old daughter entertained.  Here are some I made earlier today with her:


  • 3 cups of plain flour
  • 6 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 75 grams of butter
  • 3/4 cup of grated cheese
  • Around 1-1.5 cups of milk


  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
  3. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with fingers until the mixture resembles the consistency of fine breadcrumbs and there are no longer any chunks of butter left.
  4. Add grated cheese to the bowl.
  5. Slowly add milk little by little and mix quickly with a knife until the mixture resembles a soft dough.  Sometimes you will need a little more or less of the milk to get this consistency.
  6. Kneed the dough a few times
  7. Line an oven tray with baking powder.
  8. Press scone dough down on oven tray and cut into 12 evenly sized pieces.  Leave around 2 cm between each scone.
  9. Brush the top of each scone with milk.
  10. Grate some cheese on top of each scone.
  11. Bake at 220 degrees Celsius for around 10 minutes or until the scones are golden brown.

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