Cheese and Chive Scones

Cheese and Chive Scones

(Makes 8)

Ingredients:

6ozs (175g) Self Raising flour
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon Colmans English mustard powder
2ozs (50g) butter
4ozs (100g) Vintage or Mature Cheddar cheese, grated
Small bunch of fresh chives, snipped
1 large egg, beaten with 2 tablespoons milk

Method:

Heat oven to 220ºC, 425ºF, Gas Mark 7. Grease a baking tray.
Mix flour and seasonings together and then rub in butter. Stir in three quarters of the cheese and the snipped chives, reserving the rest of the cheese for the top.
Mix to a soft dough with the egg and milk, reserving a little for glazing the tops.
Roll out to a round 1.5 cm (½ inch) in thickness and stamp out 8 scones with a 2" (6cm) pastry cutter.

Place on the baking tray and brush with egg and milk and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

Copyright Karen S Booth
http://www.lavenderandlovage.blogspot.com/

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