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These savoury scones are great for a quick grab-and-go snack to make for less. Sweet and mild spring onions and sharp cheddar make for a great taste combo - add smoked salmon and soft cheese to bring this snack to the next level, or serve without the salmon to keep them veggie See method
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Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the butter and blitz until fully blended into the flour – it should look like very fine crumbs.
Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and stir through the cheese and spring onions. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and milk with a fork. Set aside 2 tbsp for the glaze and fold the rest into the flour mix to make a shaggy dough.
Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead very briefly to just bring it together. Roll into a disk about 3cm thick. Dust a 7cm round cutter with flour, then press into the dough to cut out scones, keeping the cuts as close together as possible. Re-flour the cutter each time, and don’t twist it: this will help seal the edges and ensure the scones rise properly. Reroll the trimmings and repeat to make 8 scones.
Transfer the scones to a baking tray and brush with the reserved egg wash. Bake for about 25 mins until the scones are risen and golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Best eaten fresh, but will keep in an airtight container for up to 2 days, or can be frozen. Serve with soft cheese and smoked salmon, if you like.
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