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Cheese Scones

Cheese Scones | Easy cheese scones | Cheese scone recipe

This cheese scone recipe is a personal favourite. Buttered, hot cheese scones straight from the oven.

Lunch time just got a bit more interesting with a batch of these savoury scones with tasty cheese.
Whip them up in no time and serve with good quality butter while still warm.

Easy cheese scones NZ style, I say that because this is the recipe my Mum used growing up in New Zealand.
I could also quite safely say easy cheese scones Aussie style, because, I’ll bet there’s also plenty of Aussie Mum’s out there that use the same recipe.

If you’re looking for something a little sweeter, try these lemonade scones that only uses 3 ingredients.
Or these 4 ingredient traditional scones are very versatile, light and fluffy..

Cheese Scones | Easy cheese scones | Cheese scone recipe

Cheese Scone Recipe

Yield: Yield: 12 Cheese Scones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy cheese scones - this cheese scone recipe uses only 4 ingredients to create the perfect cheese scone in no time.

Serve buttered when hot or as a cold savoury snack. Maybe as a side dish with soup or just by themselves.
Smother them in butter and enjoy.


  • 3 Cups Self Raising Flour
  • 75 grams Butter
  • 1½ Cups Milk
  • 1 Cup Tasty Cheese Grated
  • ¼ tsp salt optional
  • extra flour
  • extra milk


  1. Preheat oven to 220℃/425℉
  2. Lightly dust a large baking tray with flour.
  3. Add your 3 cups flour and salt to a bowl.
  4. Chop up cold butter into small pieces, toss them into the flour and rub the pieces into the flour by pressing them between your fingertips.
    Do this until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  5. Stir in ¾ Cup cheese.
  6. Make a well in the centre. Add milk and quickly mix to a soft dough using a knife.
  7. Knead 2 to 3 times.
  8. Push the dough down into a 2.5 cm high square. Use a lightly floured knife to cut into 12 even size pieces, wiping off and flouring the knife between each cut.
  9. Place the scones on the baking tray, nestling them up against one another.
  10. Brush tops with a little more milk.
  11. Sprinkle a little of the remaining cheese on the top of each scone, then bake for 12-15 minutes.
  12. The scones are ready when they feel firm when squeezed in the middle.


Cheese scones serving suggestions

  1. Cheese scones for lunch;
    Serve as a warm lunch.
    These delicious scones are best eaten warm from the oven, cut in half and buttered.

    They are also a great lunchbox idea.
    Cut in half, butter, wrap in clingwrap and eat cold from the lunch box.
  2. Cheese scones for picnic idea;
    Let cheese scone cool, cut in half, butter and serve cold at your picnic.
  3. Cheese scones as a side dish;
    Great served as a side dish to eat with or dunk in soups like pumpkin soup or asparagus soup.

    They a also perfect for not only eating alongside stews like Lancashire hotpot or beef stew but for mopping up the gravy as well.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 255Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 27mgSodium 695mgCarbohydrates 33gFibre 1gSugar 0gProtein 8g

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