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Savoury Cheese Scones

Equipment needed

  • Mixing bowl
  • oven
  • grater
  • baking tray
  • wooden spoon
  • weighing scales
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Savoury cheese scones
(Makes 8 scones)
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes


  • 100g (4oz) wholemeal flour either plain or self raising
  • 100g/4oz self-raising white flour
  • 50g (2oz) low fat mature cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • Approx 75-150ml (1/8 – ¼ pint) semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 egg


  1. Pre heat the oven 230°C, 450°F, or gas mark 8.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Beat the egg and milk together and then add the oil.
  4. Pour the milk/egg/oil into the flour mixture and stir with a metal spoon or fork until it clumps together. If it is to dry add a little more milk to form a soft dough.
  5. Knead lightly on a floured surface, pat down until about 1.2 cm thickness and fold the dough over on itself, pat it down gently again, this will give a break to cut effect when cooked.
  6. Cut the scones out by using a pastry cutter or the bottom of a glass and transfer onto a lightly greased baking tray.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Serve hot or cold by breaking open and spreading on a small amount of vegetable spread.

Budget tips: Use 100% self-raising flour if you have no wholemeal flour.

Storage: Can be frozen at stage 4 or stage 7 once cooled.

Swaps and additions: Can be frozen at stage 4 or stage 7 once cooled.

Serving suggestions: Serve as a side with soup, or an accompaniment to a salad. Serve the sweet variety with fresh fruit such as Strawberries, raspberries.