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Rich Cheese Tea Scones

ingredients

makes 15
2 cups (225 g) self-raising flour
1/2 stick (2 oz) 50 g butter
2/3 cup (150 ml) 1/4 pint milk and water, mixed
milk, for brushing
3 oz (75 g) grated mature Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper

method

1. Heat the oven to 425°F (220°C) gas mark 7. Lightly grease a baking tray.

2. Measure the flour into a howl. Cut the butter into small pieces, then rub into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

3. mix in the cheese and Stir a good pinch of salt and pepper to taste, Mix in enough of the milk and water to give a soft dough.

4. Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and roll out thickly. With a plain cutter, cut into 1 1/2 inch (4 cm) rounds.

5. Arrange on the tray, brush the tops with a little milk and bake in the oven for about 10 - 15 minutes, until well risen and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Split open the scones and serve with butter.

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