Applewood Cheese & Herb Scones

Serves: 18-20 scones (using a 6cm cutter)

You will need

300g plain flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
A good pinch of salt
165g Applewood cheese, grated (plus a little extra for sprinkling on top)
200g wholemeal flour
2 tablespoons fresh chives (or other herbs such as parsley, sage, oregano)
1 egg
125ml milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil


1. Pre-heat the oven to 200oC/180oC Fan/Gas Mark 6. Sift the plain flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir in the Applewood cheese, wholemeal flour and chives.

2. In a small bowl beat the egg with the milk and oil. When well combined pour the egg and milk mixture into the flour and use a spoon or knife to mix into a dough, adding a little extra milk if the dough is too dry. The dough should be soft, don’t over work it.

3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and carefully roll out until 2cm thick.

4. Cut out the scones and place onto a lightly greased baking tray. Gather up the remaining dough, re-roll and repeat.

5. Sprinkle the scones with a little Applewood cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes until the scones are pale and golden. Serve warm with lashings of butter.

Recipe courtesy of

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