Cheddar cheese scones

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

30 min

Makes

12 scones

Cheddar cheese scones


Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper , or 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup cold butter , cut into cubes
  • 1 cup grated old cheddar
  • 1 cup cold milk

Instructions

  • Place rack above centre of oven. Preheat oven to 450F (230C). Grease a baking sheet.
  • Using a fork, stir flour with baking powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Work in cold butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in cheese.
  • Make a well in centre. Pour in milk and stir just until moistened. Turn out onto a floured cutting board. Divide in half and pat each portion into a 6 inch (15 cm) circle about 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick.
  • Cut each into 6 wedges. Lift wedges onto greased baking sheet, placing about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart for crusty-sided scones or 1/2 inch (1 cm) apart for soft-sided scones. Bake above oven centre until golden, from 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 159,
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.4 g,
  • Fat
  • 7.5 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.7 g,
  • Sodium
  • 316 mg.