I found this recipe through Kraft's site. These are delectable - I can't even explain how much I adore a good cheese scone. I will never look for another one now that I tried this one.
It's a good recipe for halving, as I can make 4 large scones with a half-recipe.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/3 cup cold butter/margarine, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 3/4 cup shredded cheese (I usually add a few small chunks of cheese too to get some nice cheese pockets in the scones)
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
Mix the first four ingredients well, then cut in the butter. Fork in the cheese and make a well in the middle. Whisk together milk and eggs and add to the centre of the well, then mix gently and briefly with a fork until somewhat together. Knead gently with hands just to make dough gather together. Divide into flattened circular shapes messily or go to the hassle of rolling 1/2 inch thick and cutting out circular shapes with a biscuit cutter.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-17 minutes. My larger biscuits (8 to a batch) take 17 minutes. They are a little slice of heaven, and are a perfect accompaniment for soup on a colder day.