WineWeaver’s Recipe for Easter – Perfect Cheese Scones
Delicious and moist this recipe for Easter creates the perfect cheese scones, so why not try baking some this Spring. Sure to be a firm family favourite!
Quick and easy, the cayenne pepper in this recipe really brings out the flavour of the cheese and adds a slight bite to the scones.
Absolutely scrummy on their own, split open and smothered in butter, pesto or even honey, or as an accompaniment to a bowl of your favourite soup. Also, don’t forget to check out our recommended wine pairing below that you can use with your WineWeaver wine aerator.
Have fun and enjoy this Easter.
Ingredients for Perfect Cheese Scones:
- 10oz (2 cups) Flour (plain, wholemeal or self-raising)
- 3 tsp baking powder
- Large pinch of salt
- Sprinkle of cayenne pepper or chilli powder (optional)
- 5 oz (1 cup) strong cheddar cheese, grated
- 3 tsp vegetable oil
- 125 ml milk (*plus maybe a splash more depending on mixing texture)
- 1 egg
- Small amount grated cheese/parmesan for adding to the top before cooking (optional)
- Preheat the over to 180˚C. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper into a large bowl.
- Add the grated cheese and mix well into the flour mixture.
- Place the egg and milk together in a separate bowl and beat together. Once done, add the oil.
(N.B. The oil in this recipe replaces the rubbing of butter into the mixture that you may usually use with scone recipes so helps cut down on calories and saves you getting your hands overly messy).
- Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and using a metal fork, mix the dough until it forms a soft doughy texture. *You won’t want this to be too dry, depending on how it has mixed, if it looks too dry, add a splash more milk.
- On a lightly floured surface, push the dough out until it is about 1cm thick. Once done, fold the dough over on itself and flatten it out again using the palm of your hand.
(N.B. In doing this, the scones, when finished, will have a natural ‘break’ to cut open. Also, make sure you do not using a rolling pin to roll out the dough, as this will prevent the scones from rising).
- Cut out your scones with a cutter of your preferred size – or if you don’t have a cutter, then an upturned wine glass works just as well.
- Place the scones on a baking tray and sprinkle the parmesan or a little grated cheese over the top. Then place them in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden and risen.
- Once cooked, these scones are delicious served whilst still warm.
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In addition, you could try mixing it up a little by creating slightly different flavours to these cheese scones by adding some smoked paprika to the cheese mix or some cooked smoked lardons, onions or chives.
For maximum flavour, you could also try using three different cheeses in the recipe – simply grate a mixture, such as Jarlsberg, Cheddar and Parmesan, to make up the quantity of cheese required.
Perfect Cheese Scones Wine Pairing:
Recipe for Easter and beyond
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Have a great Easter everyone,