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“If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien ~ "I love to cook, to create platefuls of happiness, I find that there is no greater complement to a chef than silence while people are eating my food, it shows their enjoyment more that any complement words could express!" - The Ginger Hobbit.

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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Rustic Quick Cheese Scones!

Rustic Quick Cheese Scones.
This little recipe is quick and easy, can be done an hour before tea and only takes 30 minutes from start to cooked!

8oz self-raising flour
1½oz soft butter
¼ pint fresh milk
4oz mature English Cheddar Cheese
(+ a little extra cheese for sprinkling on top)
Pinch of salt


·         Sift the flour into a bowl and rub it the butter
·         Stir in the salt and cheese
·         Stir in slowly the milk
·         Now flour hands and knead into a soft dough
·         On a floured surface lightly push down until an even thickness of about ¾ of an inch.
·         Cut out with scone cutter or knife and place on floured baking tray.
·         Sprinkle a pinch or two of cheese on top of each scone.
·         Bake in a pre-heated oven at 220°c for 15 minutes.

Eat within a few days, keeping them in an air tight tin, they will of course be best on the day of baking, this recipe will make around 6/8 scones. Gorgeous warm with fresh butter!


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