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Stilton  Scones Recipe  Veg   HT  CD  CBF  English   25mins

 

This is a savoury scone recipe using Stilton Cheese

 

Makes 8    Hot   Cold  Vegetarian  Pastries Teatime   Baked Fayre  England British  Europe

 

Ingredients

225g/8oz Self Raising Flour

1/4 teasp of Cayenne Pepper

1/2 teasp Dry Mustard

50g/2oz Margarine

100g/4oz Stilton Cheese, rind removed

150ml/5fl.oz. Milk

1 Egg, beaten

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6 and lightly grease and flour a baking sheet. 

 

2.  Sieve together the flour, salt, pepper and mustard into a large mixing bowl. 

 

3. Rub in the margarine and cheese and enough milk to make a soft but not wet dough.

 

4.  Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll out to no less than 2.5cm/1 inch thick.  Cut into rounds about 5cm/2 inches in diameter using a biscuit cutter and lightly brush with beaten egg and milk.

 

5. Place spaced apart on the baking sheet, bake for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm with butter. 

 

 

 

 

 

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