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Gluten Free Cheese And Chilli Scones Recipe

These classic savoury cheese scones with a kick from the chilli pepper are quick and easy to whip up. Instead of cheddar you could also use other hard cheeses such as parmesan or manchego for variety. Enjoy them at their best by serving them just slightly warm with some butter.

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5.0 (1 votes)

Posted by: Ann Smyth
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Cuisine

British

Time

15 - 30 mins

Skill Level

Newbie

Serves

20

Courses etc.

Baking Savoury
Lunch Box
Nibbles and Snacks

You will need

IngredientAdd
450g gluten free flour More products
9 tsp gluten free baking powder More products
large pinch of salt More products
110g unsalted butter Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
100g extra mature cheddar cheese, grated Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
300ml full fat milk Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
1 or 2 chilli peppers More products

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Method

  • To start, heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7.
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet with a little butter or vegetable oil.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and salt and rub in the butter with fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the cheese, followed by 1 chopped chilli pepper for a milder spicy flavour or 2 chilli peppers if you prefer a stronger spicy flavour.
  • Stir in the milk until mixture forms a soft dough.
  • Knead very lightly on a floured surface.
  • Pat the dough into a round 2.5 cm deep and, using a 4 cm cutter, cut dough into rounds.
  • Place rounds onto the greased baking sheet and brush tops with a drop of milk to aid browning.
  • Place in middle of oven and bake for no more than 15 mins until risen and golden.
  • Cool on rack before tasting.

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