Susan's Famous cheese scones


250g plain organic flour from Little Salkeld (unbleached white or 85% mixed)

1/2 tablespoon baking power

1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

60g butter

3 tablespoons grated cheese

milk to mix - sour if possible (approx. 150ml but use judgement).  If no sour milk available, use fresh milk with a touch of lemon juice

herbs to taste



1.  Mix dry ingredients

2. Rub in butter with tips of fingers

3. Add 2 tablespoons of the grated cheese

4. Mix to a soft dough using a round ended knife.  Handle as little as possible.

5. Turn out onto a floured work surface and flatten to around 1.5cm deep.

6. Sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese.

7. Cut into required shapes with cutter.

8.  Put onto a greased and floured baking sheet in a preheated hot over - 200 degrees - for ten minutes.