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How To Make Cheese Scones In Half Hour or Less

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Cheese Scones

With Autumn on its way, I love to make warm melt in your mouth recipes to keep out the cold weather. Not being much of a cook I don't have the patience to sit around for hours while waiting for the food to eventually cook. And even worse preparing meals for just two people.

Now a dinner party is another thing! Living in England I try to make traditional snacks and meals, Cheese scones being one of them. I love anything to do with cheese, and my favorites are cheese scones.

These delicious scones make a great tea time treat. For best results serve fresh from the oven but leave at least ten minutes for them to cool. Slightly warm is the best temperature for the Cheese scones but they can be eaten cold too.

I always make these in the Autumn or winter. Sometimes I cheat and buy them fresh from the bakery across the road. But I do prefer my own, because you can add as much cheese as you like.

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Cheese Scones

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Ingredients Makes 12

  • 2 Cups / 225g Plain Flour
  • 2 1/2 / 12 ml Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dry Mustard Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 oz / 50g / or 4tbsp Chilled Butter
  • 3 oz / 75g Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • 1/4 Pint / 150 ml / 2/3 Cup of Milk
  • 1 Egg, Beaten

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min

12

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Instructions for Cheese Scones

  1. Preheat the oven to 230C/450F or gas mark 8. Sift the flour, baking powder, mustard powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the butter and rub it into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in 50g / or 2 oz of the cheese.
  2. Make a well in the centre and add the milk and egg. Mix it all up gently and then turn the dough out on to a lightle floured surface. Roll it out and cut it into triangles or squares, your choice. Then brush lightly with milk and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Leave it to rest for at least fifteen minutes, then bake them for 15 minutes. All depending on your style of oven. If in doubt just make sure that the cheese scones are well risen. Prick with a fork or knife to make sure that the scones are cooked.

Cheese Scones

You don't have to be the best cook in the world to make these cheese scones. Trust me when I say I am not Gordon Ramsey! But even I can do this without burning down the kitchen. Hope you like my scones, and Enjoy!

Nell Rose

The Author

Nell is a writer and author of one ebook and a part time office worker. She now spends her time writing about many subjects as she is suffering from empty nest syndrome now her son has left home.


She loves cooking, but only if the recipe's are easy to make and quick to prepare. She lives in England so her cooking tends to be traditional British recipes which include Sunday lunch and the good old British breakfast.

She also loves making cakes and cheese recipes. You can find more of her recipes here.

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Comments

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 15, 2013:

Hi Rolly, lol! make me some while you are doing that! I will be over in a minute! well...maybe a bit longer, plane boat etc! lol! thanks so much, and have a great weekend, nell

Rolly A Chabot from Alberta Canada on March 15, 2013:

Hi Nell... Another reason we all need to stop over for a spot of tea... I have invited everyone so you had better get busy... I can help and look after the tea or something. These do look good I may have to attempt them over this side of the world...

Hugs and Blessings

Nell Rose (author) from England on February 21, 2013:

Hi Delta, thanks for reading, nell

Hi nuff, glad you liked it, and thanks!

nuffsaidstan on February 21, 2013:

I used to make these years ago but had forgotten how to make them, thanks for the reminder Nell!

Deltachord from United States on February 21, 2013:

A friend of mine makes scones. He is a great cook. I think I'll try your recipe.

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 06, 2012:

Hi Vellur, good to see you, lol! glad you liked it and thanks!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on December 05, 2012:

Wow!!!!!!!!!!yummy and delicious. You have made it so easy. voted up.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 13, 2012:

Hi Sally, they are soooo delicious! lol! thanks so much for reading, and for the votes, nell

Sherri from Southeastern Pennsylvania on October 12, 2012:

OMG, these sound so delicious and so easy. And so perfect for making a belly warm on a cold autumn day. Up and everything good!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 28, 2012:

Thanks everybody, ever so often I bake something I really like, and cheese scones are my favorite, trouble is I eat to many of them!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on September 27, 2012:

I love scones, and anything that’s dairy. Cheese is my passion (along with chocolate, unfortunately), so when I read the title to this scrumptious treat, I was there! I can’t wait to try this, thank you. :-)

Dianna Mendez on September 27, 2012:

Oh my, Scones! I just love these wonderful treats for breakfast. I have never had one with cheese and I am definitely keeping this in mind.

Eiddwen from Wales on September 27, 2012:

Mmmm another for me to save so thank you once again for sharing Nell.

Here's to so many more to come.

Eddy.

Christopher Antony Meade from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom on September 26, 2012:

I'm definitely coming round your house for tea sometime Nell. You cook such delicious food.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on September 26, 2012:

Sounds delicious and despite all the ingredients, it looks like a treat that even dieters can indulge in, as long as you limit yourself to just one at a time. Voting this Up and Useful.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 26, 2012:

Hi drbj, lol! you sound like my type of cook! I don't like cooking much, but when I do it I really try hard to get it right, thanks so much, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 26, 2012:

Hi Scribenet, glad you liked it, and thanks!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 26, 2012:

Hi Hilary, I should think it would work with low carb flour, good luck and I hope they turn out okay, I must admit that I had seen others do the profile thing, so I thought I would give it a go! lol! learn from the experts I say! thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 26, 2012:

Hi b. Malin, lol! thanks for reading, and yes loads of fatty cheese! it doesn't hurt once in a while, thanks!

b. Malin on September 26, 2012:

This sounds like a Fun Treat to make, and easy enough for even ME to do. I Love Scones and Cheese and would "cheat" a little to make it...you know, the CHEESE part can be Fattening...But Who Cares! Thanks Nell.

Hillary from Atlanta, GA on September 26, 2012:

Great recipe...i love scones! ...and I love your Author profile feature too. Very clever.

I wonder if this recipe will work with my low carb flour? I guess I won't know till I try it! rated up.

Maggie Griess from Ontario, Canada on September 25, 2012:

Simple and quick...my kind of recipe... and I love cheese...who doesn't? Thanks Nell.

drbj and sherry from south Florida on September 25, 2012:

Were you serious, Nell, when you said you don't have to be the best cook in the world to make these scones? If so, then I certainly qualify and will give this recipe a go.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 25, 2012:

Hi Larry, yes I think you can get non dairy cheese, my brother is a bit allergic too, so he always goes for the alternative, good luck with finding the cheese, and its well worth the bake! lol!

Larry Fields from Northern California on September 25, 2012:

Hi Nell. Your scones look yummy!

Until recently, my system handled dairy protein OK, with Dubliner being my favorite cheese.

If my aging memory is correct, I've seen soy cheese--made with standard cheese cultures--at Trader Joes. One of these days, I'll have to give a slightly tweaked version of this recipe a try. Hopefully, traditional cheese aficionados will forgive the soy heresy.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 25, 2012:

Hi effer, I should call you Paula really but I like effer! haha! aw thanks for reading a recipe one, I just got the urge to write it while stuffing the cheese scones down! lol! and the photo was better than most, I am most non photogenic! lol! thanks!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 25, 2012:

Hi Jackie, yes they are very hookable! haha! that picture was the only one where I looked partially decent, I hate my photo being taken I always look terrible! lol!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 25, 2012:

Hi Alicia, I am making some more tomorrow! lol! bang goes those 5 pounds I lost! thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 25, 2012:

Hi Mhatter, yes I will do that, great idea! thanks so much nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 25, 2012:

Hi shara, I could eat cheese all day! lol! thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 25, 2012:

Hi Linda, I lost 5 pounds so far, how about you? lol! I think I am winning!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 25, 2012:

Hi tills, aw thanks! lol! that photo was taken in my brothers garden, so I thought well why not! haha!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 25, 2012:

Hi algarve, good luck with the scones, they are lovely especially when you make them yourself you can put loads of cheese in them! lol!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 25, 2012:

Hi Terrye, I hate winter too! lol! raining here already, arghh! thanks for the read and votes, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 25, 2012:

Hi Karine, thanks so much and I am glad you liked it, thanks!

Karine Gordineer from Upstate New York on September 25, 2012:

Hi Nell - these look great - thank you so much for including the nutrition label. That's very helpful. I voted up!

Terrye Toombs from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. on September 25, 2012:

These sound heavenly, Nell! I'm gonna have to make some of these now that the temps are starting to drop with the falling leaves. (I hate winter!) Voted up and sharing!

Joana e Bruno from Algarve, Portugal on September 25, 2012:

Hi, Nell, I actually never tried cheese scones, but since I love both cheese and scones, I think I will like these very much and since you say it's an easy and quick recipe even more so... Voted up and useful and sharing! Have a great day!

Mary Craig from New York on September 25, 2012:

My family thanks you for this recipe! Definitely one they'll love and I thank you because its easy. Cheese is always a selling point, everybody loves it! And Miss Nell what a lovely picture of you!

Voted up, useful and awesome!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on September 25, 2012:

WTG Nell. I'm down one! Woot!

Farhat from Delhi on September 25, 2012:

This sounds delicious ....a wonderful Tea time delight..easy to cook & cheesy yummy...and i love cheese, of course !

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on September 24, 2012:

Thank you for this. Very similar to mine.. Try stuffing them with cheese while they are hot.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 24, 2012:

I love cheese too, Nell, and I love the thought of making your scones - they sound delicious! You have a great idea - make cheese scones at home so that we can add as much cheese as we want! Thanks for the recipe.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on September 24, 2012:

Wow all I need is some dry mustard and I will be having some of those fantastic scones! They sound so good and so easy I may get hooked! Cooler weather does call for things like this, thank you so much for something fun to try!

Love your picture girl!

Suzie from Carson City on September 24, 2012:

By now, pretty much everyone knows I don't normally read recipe hubs.......except for perhaps something I really love. And I love scones. This is a great (easy) recipe....thanks, Nell.....Oh, and what a CUTE picture of you!...............UP++++

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 24, 2012:

Hi Linda, lol! oops! now you know my weakness! seriously though I have lost two pounds so far! yeah! thanks as always.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on September 24, 2012:

So I'm guessing our challenge for Dec 1 is null and void. Haha! You are brilliant going to get the ingredients and making your own. They look so yummy. Enjoy! :)

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 24, 2012:

Hi suzette, they are really easy, I like making things quickly, I am not a patient cook! lol! so I love these, thanks so much, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 24, 2012:

Hi Audrey, thanks so much, glad you like them, nell

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on September 24, 2012:

Great recipe, Nell. I love scones and I love cheese so the two together are heaven for me. I also make scones, but mine are the traditional kind with raisins in them. I love scones because they are not sticky sweet, yet so yummy with tea. Thanks for sharing your receipe - these don't look to difficult to make.

Audrey Howitt from California on September 24, 2012:

Wow--these look great!!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 24, 2012:

Hi livingsta, thanks for the votes, and the comments, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 24, 2012:

Hi ignugent, that's great! thanks so much, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 24, 2012:

Thanks Ruchira, glad you liked them, and thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 24, 2012:

Hi Imogen, thanks for reading, I ate three today! lol!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 24, 2012:

Hi Bobbi, oh how I wish! lol! I keep telling my son to hurry up with the grandchildren, but I get the feeling that its not going to happen as his girlfriend already has teen girls, fingers crossed though, thanks so much, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 24, 2012:

Hi carol, lol! I am a cheese fanatic! glad you liked it, and thanks so much, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 24, 2012:

Hi Phyllis, that's great! glad to be of help, enjoy your cheese scones! and thanks so much, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 24, 2012:

Hi Glimmer, yes ham would be lovely with it, I will give it a try too! thanks so much, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 24, 2012:

Thanks Gordon, I prefer savory foods than sweet stuff, so by making my own I can add as much cheese as I like, the shop bought ones tend to be a be lacking in the cheese department! lol! thanks so much, nell

livingsta from United Kingdom on September 24, 2012:

Wow, simple recipe. I love scones. Yes the cheese ones! Will come handy for the cold weather. Thank you for sharing! Voted up and useful!!!

ignugent17 on September 24, 2012:

Hi Nell! Thanks for sharing this. This will be added to all the recipes that I am pinning. :-)

Voted up and more.

Ruchira from United States on September 24, 2012:

Nell, all I can say is yumm yummm yumm.

Easy preparation and delish recipe :)

voted up and sharing it across

Imogen French from Southwest England on September 24, 2012:

mmm, I love cheese scones - though I usually make the wholemeal version, but these sound yummy too. You're right, they are a lovely warming treat on a cold autumn day. :)

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on September 24, 2012:

Hi Nell Rose,

So nice to have the time to read my favorite writers hubs today, and of course you are one of them.

I love this recipe and when I get some dry mustard I will look it up again.

Keep writing and cooking and when you get those grandchildren you will have fun cooking for them.

You have a great week.

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi Purvis

carol stanley from Arizona on September 24, 2012:

The cheese is what got me to stop by for a visit. Anything with cheese is good to me. These scones look fairly easy and would make a lovely company dish. Thanks for sharing with such great instructions and photos to get me wanting these little cheese gems. Vote UP.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 24, 2012:

Thanks so much Janine, I am so glad you liked it, the idea came when I was sitting here eating some I had bought and I thought, why don't I make these anymore? lol! so I just went back down the town and bought all the ingredients again, so much for my diet! thanks, nell

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on September 24, 2012:

Nell, you are a jewel !!!! I have a potluck brunch to go to this weekend and your cheese scones will be perfect. This recipe sounds delicious and, like you, I love anything cheese.

Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

Claudia Mitchell on September 24, 2012:

Oh these look good and not hard to make. Also something my family would eat. I wonder if I could add some ham bits to it.

Gordon Hamilton from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on September 24, 2012:

Hi, Nell. These look delicious. I don't think I've eaten scones of any type since I was a child, when my Mum and both my Grandmothers used to make them of all different varieties. I had forgotten about cheese scones which - not having a sweet tooth - I used to love. Thanks for the reminder and the prompt for something I definitely need to try again sometime.

Janine Huldie from New York, New York on September 24, 2012:

I love scones and love cheese too, so the two together sound like a winning combo to me. I have pinned to try, voted, shared and tweeted too :)

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