Monday, 2 June 2014

Cheese Scones

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Whilst cooking lunch the other day and needing to use the oven, I made some cheese scones, adding some drained yoghurt juice instead of milk. This recipe has been in the back of one of my hand-written recipe books so I have no idea where it comes from:

Ingredients

8oz Plain Flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda, 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar,
1 1/2oz margarine, 1/4 pint milk or yoghurt juice. Here the recipe varies depending on what type of scones you want to bake. For fruit scones, add 2oz dried fruit or fruit and finely chopped nuts. For cheese scones, add 2oz grated cheese (I used half Parmigiana-Reggiano and half Red Leicester on this occasion).

Method

Sieve together the flour, salt, soda and tartar. Rub in the margarine. Add sugar and fruit OR cheese. Bring together with as much of the liquid as you need (you might not need to use all of it so be careful).

Gently roll out (or hand pat) to 3/4" or 1" (inch) depth and use a small to medium circular cutter. Place on a lined baking tray. You can add a little grated cheese to the top if you wish but do not glaze them. These are meant to be pale and interesting!

Bake at 220C for 12 minutes (I find my baking trays burn my baking at this temperature so I do them at 200C for 17 - 20 minutes). Remove and cool:

They freeze very well once cold, otherwise, store in an airtight container.




10 comments:

  1. Cheese scones are my favourite - much prefer 'em to fruity ones. Only thing I do different is add a pinch of dry mustard to the flour - always add it to cheese dishes. You don't taste the mustard - just as well as Himself hates it with a passion! But it does bring out the cheesiness of the .... er.... cheese!

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    1. I used to do that but haven't had dry mustard in the house for a long while, maybe I should get some again.

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  2. I prefer cheese scones and yours look delicious. I like your tip about the mustard Lynne xxxx

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    1. Savoury over sweet every time in this house!

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  3. I do the mustard thing too - if I remember.

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    1. I might have to get some in again as you are both correct, it does help.

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  4. They look lovely, I was just thinking the other day how fed up with sandwiches for lunch, and was thinking about trying cheese scones, they look lovely, so will give them a go, x

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    1. Other than cheese scones, a teacake with cheese inside is also nice.

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  5. I don't think I've ever tasted a cheese scone. I tend to think of sweet or fruity scones with a cup of tea. Funny thing is I'm more of a savoury person over sweet every time but just can't imagine cheese in scones. I'm going to have to try them out now aren't I?

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    1. Generally cheese scones can be mild but the stronger the cheese, the better the final taste. We usually have them for lunch with cheese, fruit, pickle etc

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