Cheddar Cheese Scones

This recipe is taken from the 2002 Milk Calendar. Moist and bursting with cheese, these scones are a big hit at anytime!

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 12 min - 15 min
Yields 10 - 12 scones
cheddar cheese scones

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cold butter
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Old Cheddar or Canadian-Swiss cheese shredded
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Canadian Old Cheddar cheese

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C).

In large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in cheese. Pour in milk; stir with fork until soft, sticky dough forms.

Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and shape into 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick square. Cut into 2-inch (5 cm) squares or rounds and place, touching each other, on ungreased baking sheet.

Topping:

Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 12 to 15 min or until golden.

Variation:

Fruit Scones: Add 2 tbsp (30 mL) sugar in place of cayenne and 1/2 cup (125 mL) currants or raisins or dried cranberries in place of cheese. Add grated rind of 1 lemon or orange if desired in step 2.

Tips

Time-Saving Tip: In food processor, combine dry ingredients (without cheese). Using on/off motion, cut in butter until crumbly, then blend in milk and cheese just until moistened and dough sticks together.

Healthy Eating Tip: Say cheese please- As a general rule, the firmer the cheese- like the Cheddar in this recipe- the higher the calcium content.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 126 Calories
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrate: 17 g
Fat: 4 g
Fibre: 0.7 g
Sodium: 253 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 12 % / 134 mg
Folate: 13 %
Thiamin: 11 %
Riboflavin: 10 %
Niacin: 10 %