Soft Cheese Scones

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Golden, soft cheese scones

Golden, soft cheese scones

I went with a friend to a cafe last week. There were a few types of cakes and a tray of cheese scones. Thought I would go for something light and went for a cheese scone instead of a slice of cake. It was afternoon so I thought that is good with a cup of coffee.

But when the cheese scone came, I knew I am in for a bad surprise. The look was enough to tell a disappointing story. It looked dry. When I touched it, it was hard. I think I can throw at a bird and kill it. Nevertheless, I managed to finish it in slow bites and slow chews. I just feel that those cheese scones were overnight ones.

Scones have to be eaten on the same day as they are made. It shouldn’t be so dry and hard. I love scones. I love the flavour of cheese and I love it soft. Yesterday morning I decided to make it for breakfast. Wow…my whole house smelled so good. The cheese scones came out perfect….soft and full of cheesy flavour. They were really so good…you don’t even need to eat them with butter and jam. They go very well with a cup of tea. You got to make them. My recipe to share here:

Ingredients A (scones)
1 & 1/2C self-raising flour
2 tsp sugar
30g butter
1/2C grated cheese
1/2C milk
2T yoghurt

Cheese scone dough

Cheese scone dough

cut dough into rounds

cut dough into rounds

Ingredients B (topping)
30g butter, melted
1C grated cheese

Put flour and sugar in a bowl. Rub in the butter and sugar. Make a well in the centre and add in the milk and yoghurt. Mix to a soft sticky dough. Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface. Do not over handle. Roll out to about 2cm thickness. Use a round cutter and cut into rounds. If you don’t have a cutter, NO PROBLEM! I didn’t have one with me so I used an empty glass, dip the top into flour and use it to cut rounds of dough. It worked just as well. Sometimes you just need to be innovative.

Place the scones into a greased round pan, touching each other so that they rise upward. Brush the scones with the melted butter and sprinkle the extra cheese over them. You can use less cheese if you prefer. I like it cheesy. Shops don’t use so much cheese because they want to maximise profit. Bake for 20 minutes at 220 degrees Celsius or until golden. Wow…the scones look so beautiful and tasted so cheesy. My family loves it very much.

cut dough topped with cheese

cut dough topped with cheese

tray of golden cheese scones

tray of golden cheese scones

Do you like cheese scones? Do you have a bad experience like mine? Would you like to try making cheese scones? Why not try making these cheese scones. They are very easy to make. Just remember not to over-handle them otherwise they will come out hard. Give a try and let me know. May be you can make some and share with friends and let them know how good fresh, homemade cheese scones are. As I like to say, Food and Friends Bring Happiness.

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2 Comments

Divina  on August 24th, 2009

That looks really enticing and with cheese, it’s tempting too.

Jeena  on August 24th, 2009

Lovely scones they look really soft and fluffy.

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