Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Cheese & Onion Scones

With my little guy so poorly at the moment, I wanted to make something that would not only cheer him up but that he might also be persuaded to eat!  Plus it is Valentines Day this week so what better excuse to make heart shaped cheese scones :)

275g self-raising wholemeal flour
Pinch of salt
75g butter
200g natural yoghurt
50g strong cheese*, grated
2/3 spring onions, chopped finely 

Put the flour and salt in a mixing bowl, and rub in the butter until it becomes like breadcrumbs.  Stir in the yoghurt, grated cheese and spring onions.  

Use your hands to bring the mixture together into a dough - add a little milk at this point if it is too dry (I needed to). Tip onto a flour surface and press down with your hands, no need to use a rolling pin as you want them quite thick. 

Use a cutter to press out your shapes and place on a baking sheet.  Brush with egg and bake at 180 for 15-20 minutes.

Serve cut in half while still warm and spread with butter.

*I used cheddar cheese but next time would probably use half cheddar and half Parmesan for a stronger flavour.

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