Cheese scones

Fresh scones are fast and easy to make, and ideal for a snack or to take to work

By MARLO CARSTENS

12 scones

Ingredients

625 ml (2½ c) cake flour
15 ml (1 T) baking powder
1 ml salt
15 ml (1 T) castor sugar
125 g (¼ brick) butter
500 ml (2 c) cheddar, grated
30 ml (2 T) milk
1 extra large egg
187 ml (¾ c) plain yoghurt

Method

Preheat oven to 200 °C.

  1. Sift cake flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in castor sugar.
  2. Rub butter into flour mixture till it resembles bread crumbs.
  3. Add cheese and mix in by hand until it is distributed well.
  4. Whisk milk and egg until combined well. Stir in yoghurt.
  5. Mix yoghurt mixture with flour mixture to form dough.
  6. Flour working surface and press down dough to about 2 cm thickness.
  7. Cut out scones to 6 cm circumference.
  8. Place on greased baking tray and brush with some milk.
  9. Bake for 12 to15 minutes or until golden brown.

 

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