Easy Cheese Scones

I went to Grandma Olive's house every day after school. My brother and I used to get picked up from school then dropped off at her house where we'd wait for my mom to pick us up after she was done work at 4:30pm. Looking back, this is where my love affair with flour started. Every day, we had tea (or pop) and there was always a baked treat warm and waiting for us. Yup my brother and I were clearly spoiled. 

Cheese Scones ©OliveandRuby.com

Grandma Olive used to make these regularly for us for afternoon tea, and she used to time it perfectly so they'd be just coming out of the oven as soon as we came in from school. Warm scones with cheese oozing out of small craters, served with warm butter or some fruit preserves. God, I'm drooling just thinking about them. After having fresh warm treat, is it any woder that I can't stand stale breads or leftovers.  

Cheese Scones ©OliveandRuby.com

This is an easy, easy, easy to make recipe that can be modified to suit your taste. You can get creative and make Cheese with Jalapenos, Cheese and Mustard, Stilton cheese with caramelized onions, Cheese and Garlic, or Gruyere and dillAnd if you have no cheese you can make a simple scone with herbs or just plain and simple scones. Let your imagination be your guide.

Easy Cheese Scones

yield: 8 Servings  prep time: 10 minute(s)
cook time: 20 minute(s)  total time: 30 minute(s)

Ingredients

2 cups
Flour, all purpose
3 teaspoons
Baking Powder
2 tablespoons
Butter, cold and cut into pieces (Cold)
1⁄2 cup
Cheese
1 teaspoon
Salt
1 cup
Milk
1  
Egg
2 teaspoons
Milk

Instructions

1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and put in a bowl. Then break off small pieces of butter, and rub into the flour mixture to make pea sized pieces. 

2. Add cheese, then milk and mix together just until combined. Then roll out dough to desired thickness onto dry and floured surface, then cut into scones, size of your choice and place on a greased and floured tray.

3. Combine egg with 2 teaspoons milk and mix together to make an egg wash. Brush the tops of scones with egg misture, then bake 15 - 20 minutes at 375F.

(Grandma Olive)