Cheese scones have to be one of the great comfort snacks on a wintry day. I baked these when it was snowing & blowing a gale so as you looked out of the window all you could see was a blizzard & inside smelled like heaven.
Eaten warm straight from the oven spread liberally with butter & you can taste the comfort from the melty cheese.
500ml flour15ml baking powder
large pinch salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or dry English mustard powder.
250g strong hard cheese
15 ml sunflower oil
150 ml milk you may need to add more
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper or mustard into a bowl. Add the cheese and mix through the flour mixture. Beat egg and milk together in another bowl and add the oil. By using oil you save calories.
Pour the milk,egg & oil mix into the flour mix and using a metal fork, mix the dough until it clumps together, but is not too dry. This is where you may need to use a bit more milk, just add a little at a time.
Press the dough out on a flat clean floured surface until it is about 5mm thick, then fold it over ontop of itself giving the scones the natural break, flatten it again, using your hand.
Cut out your scones out by using a round cutteror a glass. Place them on a baking tray & bake at 180c (160c fan) for twenty minutes.
Serve, still warm, with butter.