My Nan’s Cheese Scones

I remember these soft and beautifully light cheese scones from when I was young.

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My nan was a great baker and often when we visited, the kitchen unit tops would be covered in her delicious scones & cakes!

One of my dearest memories is of her standing baking in her apron! Surrounded by cakes and glorious smelling food!



I had a craving for one of her cheese scones so I’ve attempted to bake them.



I hope I’ve done her recipe justice!




8oz Self Raising Flour

2oz Butter

1/4pint milk (+ extra for brushing)

1tsp baking powder

pinch salt

2oz – 4oz grated mature cheese

1tsp mustard



1. Mix all the dry ingredients into a bowl

2. Rub in the butter, then stir in the cheese

3. Measure out the milk, then stir in the mustard

4. Pour the milk into the dry ingredients and bring together quickly to form a dough

5. Roll out to 1inch thick, then cut into rounds

6. Place them on a buttered baking tray, then brush the tops with milk

7. Bake at 200C for approximately 10 minutes or until golden

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These are best served straight from the oven & smothered in melting butter.

They are delicious dunked in my Roasted Squash, Sage & Chorizo Soup too!

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With a fresh brew of choice.

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I don’t know how she did it, but my Nan’s scones always rose so tall. Her recipe sure is tasty, but I think I need some practice to reach the scones I remember as a child!

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For anyone who visits me in the next few days, you may be greeted by rows & rows of cheese scones!







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