Baking, Recipes

Cheese, Chilli and Mustard Scones


These scones taste great when freshly made with some melting butter. You can add or remove the spicing to your taste, but the mustard and green chilli give them a strong kick of flavour. I like to heat up leftovers in the microwave for a few seconds to make them warm and soft again.

Ingredients: Makes 10-15 scones

200 grams self-raising flour
100 grams coarsely grated cheddar cheese
50 grams hard butter
125ml milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons mustard ground using pestle and mortar or rolling pin
2-3 spring onions / scallions, chopped
Pinch of Cayenne
1-3 green chillies, finely sliced (depending on your tolerance, I put three, with seeds)
Pinch of salt
Black pepper to taste

1. Sieve flour and baking powder and rub in the butter to achieve coarse breadcrumbs
2. Add cheese, spring onion, cayenne, mustard, salt, pepper, chillies and mix through.
3. Add ¾ of the milk and combine to form soft dough. Add remainder if required (normally need most of it).
4. Roll the dough so it is 1cm thick and cut into rounds using a 5cm cutter.
5. Place on an oiled baking sheet and bake at 180 degrees fan / Gas 6 for 10-12 minutes until well risen and firm.
6. Place on a wire rack for 10 minutes and enjoy!

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