Cheese scones are one of my favourite recipes for making with kids, as they're simple to make, don't require a huge number of complicated ingredients and they're a lunch box alternative to the usual sandwiches. Plus you don't get stuck with a pile of washing up at the end of it. The kids tend to love rubbing in the butter (which means you don't have to get it stuck under your nails!) and kneading the dough.
Once you've got the basic recipe all figured out, you can tweak it to create lots of different varieties. Try a stronger cheese, or various different herbs. You can also add fruit based ingredients to make this a yummy weekend sweet treat. Have a look here for some more inspiration.
In the meantime, here's the tastiest and easiest recipe for cheese scones:
Recipe adapted from BBC Food
What you'll need:
- 225g Self raising flour
- 55g Butter
- 25g Mature cheddar cheese, grated
- 150ml Milk
- Pinch of Salt
- Pinch of mixed dried herbs
How to make:
- Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking sheet or use greaseproof paper if possible.
- Pop the flour and salt in a bowl and mix. Rub the butter into the mixture (the kids love this bit!)
- Add in the cheese and the herbs, and the slowly add the milk in until the mixture becomes a dough.
- Flour up a surface and start to knead the dough gently.
- Roll the dough out until it is around 2cm thick. Use a round cutter to get the scone shape
- Place the rounds on a baking tray and brush with milk. Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until the muffins are all toasty and brown.
- Slather in butter and eat!