These are a nice quick and easy scone that you can throw together in a matter of minutes. They are also child-friendly – from the standpoint that they are nice and easy for a little one to help you make as there is now messy kneading butter into the flour.
4 1/2 Cups Self-Raising Flour
Pinch of Salt
2 Cups grated Tasty Cheese
250ml Soda Water
Extra Cheese for the outside (optional)
- Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F Fan Bake or 220°C/425°F conventional. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Stir in the grated cheese. Make a well in the centre of the bowl.
- Pour in the milk and soda water and mix together to make a soft dough. I generally start by using a wooden spoon and end up with my hands in there!
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Give it a slight knead and pat or roll the dough into your preferred shape. Most other recipes suggest you make a rectangular shape, but I always roll mine to make a log shape. Then cut to desired thickness. I cut mine about an inch thick and can get approx. 12-15 scones.
- Place them on your lined baking tray. Press a little extra cheese into the top of the scone if you choose to do so. I always choose to do this!
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Serve with butter and/or any other topping you like. I’m a traditional Kiwi kid, so I like a bit of Marmite on mine. My husband is a weirdo, he likes an egg salad mix on his.
These scones are lovely, light and fluffy. I promise you’ll struggle to stop after one!
You can always add a little of your favourite herbs or spices to the dough, back at step 2.