Mary Berry’s cheese scone


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.image

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

  1. Bill lee says:

    Brilliant recipe easy to follow and the scones looked just like the picture. Wish every recipe produced the same outcome.

  2. Carol says:

    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.

  3. Carol Clifford says:

    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.

    • chillibitten28 says:

      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

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