Cheese scones, no butter!

It’s Friday, kids home from school and want to bake… but we’ve no butter! And I am on a purge from sugar and fat. But it’s Friday so Cheese Scones it is!

  • 2 cups of self raising flour 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • A pinch salt (a shake of chilli powder, optional)
  • Grated cheddar cheese to your liking
  • 3 tsps of olive oil 
  • About 125 ml milk 
  • One egg

Ok, sift the flour, baking powder, salt and chilli into a mix bowl. Then add the cheese and mix through the flour mixture. 
Beat the egg and milk in a jug and add the oil. This oil replaces the butter, nice!

Pour the beaten milk-egg-oil into the flour mix and mix to a dough using a metal fork until it’s flour’s absorbed. If too dry, add a tad more milk but not too wet.

By hand press out on a floured surface to about 5mm thick, then fold it over ontop of itself (this forms the scones split after it’s baked) press again using your hand, but not too hard as they’ll not rise if you crush them. 

Cut out your scones by using a cup, glass, or cutter. Put them on a baking tray, pop them in the oven at 180 c for 15-20 mins depending on size. 

Cool on a rack.

So light they almost floated away!

By julesprichards

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2 replies on “Cheese scones, no butter!”

Grandad’s favourite!!! Yum – he says……

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Sheila 😜


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