Cheese and spring onion scones by Lavender and lovage

Prep time - 15 minutes
Cook time - 15 minutes
Serves - 6-8
Difficulty - Easy


180g self-raising flour

Salt and pepper to taste

½ teaspoon dried English mustard powder

50g Softer Butter

100g Red Leicester cheese, grated (or cheese of your choice)

6 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped

1 large free-range egg mixed with 4 tablespoons of milk


Step 1 Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 7. Grease a large baking tray with a little butter or oil.
Step 2 Mix the flour, salt, pepper and mustard powder together in a large mixing bowl and add the butter; rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Step 3 Stir in the cheese and chopped spring onions and mix well.
Step 4 Add the egg and milk mixture, gradually, until you have a soft dough. (Reserve a little of the egg mixture for the glaze)
Step 5 Roll or pat the scone mixture out on a floured board and shape into a large round – then cut into 6 or 8 triangles. Carefully place the triangles onto the prepared baking tray and brush the egg glaze over them.
Step 6 Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the scones are well risen and golden brown.
Step 7 Allow to cool on a wire rack and serve warm or cold with butter


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