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3-ingredient savoury cheese scones

Rustle up a British classic in no time with this super-simple three-ingredient cheese scone recipe. These little savoury scones are perfect for a teatime treat, packing up in lunchboxes or for a picnic. There’s a handy ingredients list at the bottom of the page for everything you need.

  1. Make the dough

    Mix 300g self-raising flour with 150g grated mature Cheddar in a large bowl. Stir in 250g low-fat natural yogurt until it comes together.

    Make the dough
  2. Roll and shape

    Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead gently a few times until smooth. Pat into a round then roll out with a lightly floured rolling pin to a thickness of 2cm. Stamp out 10 scones using a 6cm round cutter, re-rolling the trimmings as needed. Transfer to a baking tray lined with baking paper.

    Roll and shape
  3. Top and bake

    Sprinkle the tops of the scones with another 50g grated mature Cheddar, then bake at gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C for 18 mins or until light golden and springy to the touch.

    Top and bake
  4. Serve

    Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly, serve still warm as they are, or split and spread with butter or fill as you like.

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  5. Tip

    Some finely chopped spring onions or chives could be stirred through the dough to make cheese-and-onion-flavoured scones or add a pinch of crushed chillies for a spicy kick.

  6. Ingredients

    You need just three ingredients to make this easy treat. Take a screenshot of the ingredients before heading to the shops.

    300g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
    200g mature Cheddar, grated
    250g low-fat natural yogurt

    Makes 10

    Each serving contains

    • Energy

    • Fat

      8g 11%
    • Saturates

      5g 23%
    • Sugars

      2g 2%
    • Salt

      0.7g 11%

    of the reference intake
    Carbohydrate 28g Protein 9g Fibre 1g