Chris's Cheese Scones

By Christopher King, Published: April 16, 2020

How To Make The Perfect Cheesy Scones

These are definitely my favorite scones with loads and loads of cheese. I prefer strong red cheddar, but you can use anything you like. Also, these scones can be made with yogurt, buttermilk or cream, that is one of the good things about fresh bread. Chefs Tip: If you leave the cheese out of this recipe it makes a lovely white scone for the morning, with blackberry jam or crispy bacon.


15 mins


12-14 mins


20 small scones

cheese scones recipe


  • - 375g self-raising flour

  • - ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • - 1 egg

  • - Pinch of salt

  • - Pinch of white pepper

  • - 150ml milk

  • - 25g sugar

  • - 100g butter

  • - 150g cheese (we use a strong red cheddar, but you can use any cheese you want)


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together

  2. Whisk the egg with milk

  3. Rub in the butter with the dry ingredients

  4. Add your cheese

  5. Add the liquid slowly and mix with your hands, mix gently and slowly. It’s important to try not to over mix

  6. Once the mix comes together, turn out onto a floured surface, gently press out with your fingers (do not use a rolling pin as will remove all the air) until it’s about 1 inch thick and cut out with a scone cutter

  7. Place onto a non-stick baking tray, place into a pre-heated oven (180 degrees) for 12-14 minutes

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