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Scottish Recipes: Cheese Scones
This is a tasty variation on the standard scones which are served at tea time.
Recipe Ingredients:6oz (180g or 1½ US cups) self raising flour
1oz (30g or ¼ stick) butter
1 large egg
2 or 2½ tablespoon milk
4oz (125g or one stick) grated cheese (use whatever strength you prefer)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon mustard powder
Cayenne pepper to taste
Preparation Method:Mix the flour, salt and pepper together. Rub in the butter and then mix in the cheese. Beat the egg and add in the milk; add mixture to the dry ingredients to make a soft, elastic dough. Roll out the mixture on a floured surface but not too thinly. Cut into round shapes and place on a well greased tray. Brush the top with milk and sprinkle a little extra cheese and pepper on top.
Bake in a pre-heated oven on a high shelf at 220C/425F/Gas Mark 7 until golden brown. Serve warm with butter.
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