Who doesn't love cheese? And what better way to enjoy it than in some big fluffy Cheese Scones?! These are simple to make and a real crowd-pleaser.
Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan assisted, 220°C non fan). Line two baking trays with silicon liners or spray with oil
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar, mustard powder and cayenne pepper
Cut the butter into cubes and add it to the flour. Rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips to get a very fine breadcrumb consistency
Add the grated cheddar and Parmesan and mix briefly
Add the milk and begin stirring with a knife to combine. Use your hands to finish bringing the dough together
Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and bring the dough into a circle roughly 2½-3cm in depth. Make sure you handle the dough as little as possible
Flour a 6½cm round cutter and then cut out scones and lay them on the prepared trays. Make sure you leave enough of a gap for the scones to spread when cooking
Gather up the remaining dough and bring together to form a smaller circle. Keep cutting out more scones until all of the dough is used
Brush each scone with milk and scatter with cheese
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until risen and golden brown
Nutritional information is given as a guide only.
Cheese Scones https://www.curlyscooking.co.uk/cheese-scones/