ultimate cheese scones
Cheese scones remind me of my sister; back in my childhood it seems like she’d always rustled some up. Her best addition was to mix grated cheese in with butter as a filling! So bad, but so good. That recipe – I think from an ancient Marks and Spencer Seventies baking book – is a great place to start on my ultimate cheese scones.
I often come back to making them as a comfort bake. Amidst the deluge of rain there was a rare sunny afternoon and it just felt right. So armed with cheese I set to making my ultimate version.
And here they are. There’s a blend of fats and cheeses, and getting height is so satisfying here. A little spike of spice really does make the difference; that heat pushes up the cheese flavour. It’s also important to work the mixture as little as possible to keep it loose and able to rise.
Slather them with butter, cream cheese or leave them plain – just try and devour them while they’re still warm. You can’t get a more satisfying snack.