A scone is a single-serving cake or quick bread. They are usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal, with baking powder as a leavening agent, and are baked on sheet pans. They are often lightly sweetened and are occasionally glazed with egg wash. Check out our version of Scones that are topped with Cheddar cheese that you will absolutely love it.
1. Sift the flour, mustard, cayenne, and salt into a bowl and rub in the fat until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in three - quarters of cheese, egg, and enough milk to mix to a soft dough.
2. Turn on to a floured surface, knead lightly and roll out to 2 cm thick. Cut into 5 cm rounds and place on a floured baking sheet. Brush with milk and sprinkle the remaining cheese.
3. Bake in a preheated oven, 200 C for 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve with butter, if desired.