I love scones.
I was reading one of Mary Berry’s cook books as some light reading and I came across a cheese scone recipe.
Seeing as it was not a fasting day today. I thought why not. I had all the ingredients sitting in the fridge… what better time than now to put it to good use???
You will see in the recipe below that I measured a couple of things in ounces, it just seemed easier to measure margarine in ounces that ml. It’s a tough job trying to get all the margarine out of the cup after measuring.
225g x self raising flour.
½ x tsp salt.
½ x tsp mustard powder.
¼ x tsp cayenne powder.
1 x tsp baking powder.
1 ounces (25g) x rama margarine.
5 ounces (150g) x grated mature cheddar cheese.
1 x egg.
In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, mustard powder, cayenne pepper and baking powder together.
Add the margarine and rub in with your fingers till it resembles bread crumbs.
Add 4 ounces of cheese and mix.
In a measuring jug, crack the egg and add milk till you reach the ¼ pint mark.
Whisk till combined.
Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and mix till it comes together.
Turn out onto a floured surface and flatten with your hands.
Using a circle cookie cutter cut out rounds.
Brush the top with a little milk and sprinkle the left over cheese over the top of the scones.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes or until the tops of the scones are nice and golden brown.
8 thoughts on “Mary Berry’s cheese scone”
Brilliant recipe easy to follow and the scones looked just like the picture. Wish every recipe produced the same outcome.
Thank you so much for the lovely comment 🙂 I am super excited that you tired it out and loved it 🙂
I have just tried your recipe but needed 2oz of butter / marge not just the one? Apart from that the scones are delicious, so thank you.
As I am allergic to all dairy, i have just baked these with pecorino sheep’s cheese no egg and coconut milk (KoKo).
Needed 1/2 oz more margarine and 5oz of milk.
Light, fluffy and very very tasty.
i am so glad that you enjoyed these scones 🙂
Is the oven temp of 180 correct – it seems rather low
Hi yes, a bit higher might burn quicker.
its 180 degrees Celsius you can try it higher, but just keep an eye on then they brown very quickly 🙂
Let me know if you tried it at a higher temp please
bit of a mixture of measuements with metric &imperial