Cheesy Scones

It is day 13 and I can’t believe that I have been baking all these days( posted three which were baked before we started Bakethon) Tonight, I am posting a very easy Cheesy Scones which is apt for a windy, chilly weather. I enjoyed these with a dollop of butter and my piping hot vegetable soup. It was my best dinner with the warm scones cut and spread with butter..cheesy, with flakes of chilly in. I had bookmarked this recipe from BBC Good Food and am glad, I did:)

For this you will need:

Plain flour 500gms

Baking powder 3 tsp

Pinch of salt

Sprinkle of chilli flakes

Cheddar cheese 250gms

Vegetable oil 3 tsp

150-200ml milk( for mixing the dough)

1 egg beaten with milk

Method:Sift flour, baking powder, salt and chilli flakes into a large bowl. Add the cheese and mix through the flour mixture. Beat the egg and milk together in a separate bowl and add the oil. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and using a metal spoon / fork, mix the dough until it clumps together, but is not too dry. If too dry, splash a bit more milk in to use up the flour.Press the dough out on a flat clean floured surface, then fold it over on top of itself (this gives the finished scones the natural “break” to cut open…this I learnt from the BBC site:)), flatten it again, using the palm of your hand. Do not use a rolling pin as it is too heavy and will prevent the scones from rising.Cut out your scones out by using a round cutter (you decide on the size) or if you don’t have a cutter handy use a drinking glass. Place them on a baking tray, pop them in the oven at 180 degrees celsius for 30 minutes. Bring them out and serve warm with butter, jam or even pickle.

Check out Bakethon entries by: Veena, Champa and Priya.



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