Cheese scones recipe – Quick, cheap and super tasty!

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I love to bake for my family but sometimes I am short on time, or motivation. Being able to whip up something that takes just a couple of minutes, and tastes lovely, is always good. From time to time we like to enjoy these cheese scones and I’m sharing my cheese scones recipe with you today. Scroll near the end of this recipe for a printable cheese scones recipe card!

Cheese scones recipe - Super cheap, simple and fast!

Ingredients for my cheese scones recipe

225g self-raising flour

55g butter

A pinch of salt

30g grated cheese (mature cheddar is my favourite!)

150ml semi-skimmed milk

Method for my cheese scones recipe

Start by lighting the oven to gas mark 7.

Rub the flour and butter together. Add a pinch of salt.

Add the grated cheese.

Mix in the milk.

You should end up with quite a soft dough. If it is too wet then add a little sprinkling of flour.

I like to knead this really quickly. I just pat it together into a big round basically using my hands. Make the dough around 1/2 inch thick as these will rise up in the oven.

I use a reusable baking tray liner, to cut down on waste. Also, I don’t need any butter or oil etc. I use a flat baking tray with the baking tray liner on top of it.

I use a pastry cutter to make the rounds. This makes it really simple to make scones that are all one size and cook evenly. I mix together the leftover dough and make a few more. Usually, I get around 10 scones from this cheese scones recipe.

Before placing into the oven I brush the tops of these scones with a little milk. It only takes a few seconds and helps them go golden and delicious in the oven.

Personally, I bake these for around 12-13 minutes before placing on a cooling rack to cool down properly.

These are super simple taking just a few minutes to make and then a short time to bake. The cost of ingredients is super cheap. Also, I know when reading this cheese scones recipe you might think 30g of cheese isn’t much but it really is. Especially if you use grated mature cheddar.

How to make my cheese scones recipe:

cheese scones recipe

Course Snack
Keyword dough, scone
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 10 scones


  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • 55 g butter
  • Pinch salt
  • 30 g grated cheese mature cheddar
  • 150 ml semi-skimmed milk


  1. Start by lighting the oven to gas mark 7.
  2. Rub the flour and butter together. Add a pinch of salt.
  3. Add the grated cheese.
  4. Mix in the milk.
  5. If the dough is too wet then add a little extra flour.

  6. Pat it together into a big round basically using my hands. 

  7. Make the dough around 1/2 inch thick as these will rise up in the oven.

  8. Line or grease a baking tray. I use baking tray liners. 

  9. Use a pastry cutter to make rounds. 
  10. Mix the leftover dough to punch out a few more. 
  11. I get around 10 scones usually, although they are on the smaller side. 

  12. Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk.

  13. Bake at Gas Mark 5 (190C) for around 12 minutes. 

  14. Cool on a cooling rack or enjoy warm from the oven.

Products I use when making my cheese scones recipe:

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*Flower Cutters / *KitchenCraft Baking Sheet / *Baking Liners / *Silicone Pastry Brush

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My super simple, cheap and fast cheese scones recipe

5 Responses

  1. Plutonium Sox April 17, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Oh, this is a brilliant recipe! I love scones and the easier the better, I might have to give this a go!

    • katykicker April 19, 2017 / 6:52 am

      I’m hoping to make some one day this week – so easy!

  2. Chelsea elizabeth April 19, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    These look delicious. Cheese scones are definitely a firm favourite of mine. Especially with a thick layer of lurpak butter!

  3. Vicky August 1, 2017 / 7:45 am

    These are just like my cherry Scones, I don’t add salt as I’m not into salt (plus salt in cheese).

    Scones are one one the best homemade goodies (and fairy buns)

    This afternoon must bake scones thanks

    • katykicker August 1, 2017 / 7:13 pm

      They really are. Hope you had a great afternoon baking!

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