Cheeeeeeese Gromit!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Oh man I love cheese. But as a student it's pretty hard to be part of the cheese community, unless you count Tesco value cheddar as a member - and unfortunately most don't. Although this is initially saddening there is an answer. I've found the compromise. The ultimate and posh cheesy compromise on a student budget. Scones. Cheekily cheap cheesy scones. Who knew these little devils were so cost effective? There are often nestled between cucumber sandwiches and egg custard tarts, masquerading as expensive afternoon treats. But do not be fooled readers, they are cheap as chips. And quite delicious too.

For my Cheese Scones you will need: 

225g plain flour (if you like a little bran in your scones, use wholemeal)
4 teaspoons baking powder
50g soft butter
8-10 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
125g grated cheese (I've used cheddar)

To begin your quest for cheese goodness, preheat your oven 230c. Then grate your cheese of choice onto a separate plate ready to add to your mixture later.

Once done, sift the flour, baking powder and mustard powder into a large mixing bowl. Rub in the butter and then add you already grated cheese.

Pour in your milk and mix into a soft dough. As always, I recommend getting stuck in and making sure your hands get covered in scone mix.

Place your dough on a floured surface and roll out until it is about 2cm thick. (See evidence of "getting stuck in hands" below).

If you have a scone cutter, good for you. If you have spent your money on things like chocolate (as I have) use a glass of about 5cm wide to cut out your scones. You should get about 12 scones out of the dough.

Place your scones on a floured baking tray and bake for around 12-15 minutes until they are risen and looking beautiful.

Leave them to cool on a wire rack. If you have to eat one to check if they taste ok, then I guess you should do so. Just to make sure.  

Serve with cream cheese, cress and tea. And if you're feeling it, maybe a top hat and monocle too. Good afternoon tea to you too sir! 

Enjoy readers!
L. xxxxxxx


  1. Love this..funny and delicious great food combo!

  2. Glad you enjoyed it! Took all of my willpower not to drop more Wallace and Gromit references.


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