Cheddar Cheese Scones


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time30 mins
  • Makes12 scones
Cheddar Cheese Scones

breakfast and brunch homemade fresh baked ham cheese scones

These dead-simple savoury scones make a cozy weeknight meal when paired with a bowl of soup.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 3/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, or 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into cubes

  • 1 cup grated old cheddar

  • 1 cup cold milk


  • Place rack above centre of oven. Preheat oven to 450F (230C). Grease a baking sheet.

  • Using a fork, stir flour with baking powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Work in cold butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in cheese.

  • Make a well in centre. Pour in milk and stir just until moistened. Turn out onto a floured cutting board. Divide in half and pat each portion into a 6 inch (15 cm) circle about 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick.

  • Cut each into 6 wedges. Lift wedges onto greased baking sheet, placing about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart for crusty-sided scones or 1/2 inch (1 cm) apart for soft-sided scones. Bake above oven centre until golden, from 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 159, Protein 5.2g, Carbohydrates 17.4g, Fat 7.5g, Fibre 0.7g, Sodium 316mg.

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