Canadian Cheddar Cheese Scones

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups - 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk image placeholder

Preheat oven to 425° F. Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside.

In a mixing bowl, stir flour, salt, baking powder and mustard powder together. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the cheese, mixing well.

Combine the egg with 1/4 cup of the milk and stir into flour mixture to make a soft dough, adding more milk only if it is needed.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead several times and then pat dough out into an 8-inch circle onto the prepared baking sheet. Cut into 8 wedges. Brush scones with milk.

Bake until tops are just starting to brown, about 9 to 12 minutes. Serve immediately.

Makes 8 scones
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member