Afternoon tea recipe – Easy cheesy scones

Last week me & mum were on our way home from a day out and she mentioned that she quite fancied having afternoon tea but was too tired to go anywhere else to get food, so we headed home and I went straight to the kitchen. Within less than 20 minutes I’d rustled up these easy cheesy scones and they were on a plate in front of her, steaming hot and fresh out of the oven. Which we all know is the best way to eat cheese scones!

Here’s the recipe: Mix 8oz/225g of self-raising flour with 2oz/55g butter and a pinch of salt. Add in 1oz/25g grated mature cheese and then add 150ml/5fl oz of milk to bring the dry ingredients together to form a soft dough. Put dough onto a floured surface and pat down until it’s around 2cm thick and use a 2 inch biscuit cutter (or use a glass!) to cut out rounds and place onto a greased baking tray. Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk and add extra grated cheese to melt on top. Bake for 12-15 minutes until risen and golden.

Enjoy your afternoon tea! x

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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