Mum’s best ever scones

It’s no exaggeration to say that my Mum Greta’s cheese scones were simply the best! I have given the recipe to many people over the years and we even included it in the order of service at her funeral earlier in the year.

Yesterday I made them for a Macmillan coffee morning that I organised for after my Thursday yoga class – and of course they went down a storm. As several people have again asked me for the recipe I thought I would post it here so that it’s always available to share when people ask.

Be warned they are VERY moreish!

The coffee morning was a huge success by the way raising nearly £100 – a big thanks to all who made cakes!! If you would like to make a donation then here is the link:

Mum’s best ever cheese scones

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 8


  • 1 Non stick tray
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 Rolling Pin
  • 1 Pastry cutter


  • 8 oz self raising flour
  • 2 oz butter
  • 4 oz Strong cheddar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry Colman's mustard
  • 1 egg made up to quarter pint of milk
  • 1 tablespoon extra cheese for topping (Mix of cheddar and parmesan is good!)


  • Rub the butter into the flour, baking powder and mustard. Stir in the 4oz of cheese.
    Crack the egg into a measuring jug and add milk to the quarter pint mark then whisk together. Add to the dry ingredients and work gently into a soft dough.
    Turn out onto a flour surface and roll to an inch thick. Cut out scones with dough cutter pop onto a greased baking tray.
    Top with the extra cheese and a little cayenne pepper if you want an extra kick!
  • Put into a preheated oven 170/ Gas Mark 4 for for 15 minutes until the cheese in nicely browned.
  • Serve warm with lashings of butter!

Debbie Harris

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