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Cheese Scones at Cookery Club

CHEESE SCONES THIS WEEK!

In cookery club this week we made cheese scones. 

We had to measure out plain flour, cheese, milk and some oil into a mixing bowl.  Carefully we took it in turns to mix the ingredients together.  Once we had noticed that the mixture had turned into dough, we were able to tip it out onto a floured work space and divide the dough between our friends.  We were all able to make 2 cheese scones each.  We ran out of time, so some of us had to take our scones home to cook and some were cooked at school for those who were at after school club.

Miss Melanie and Miss Randle were able to try the spare cheese scones and they said they were yummy!

Miss Melanie has attached the list of ingredients and instructions if you fancy making some at home.

Cheese Scones

Ingredients:

  • 500ml flour (2 cups)
  • 15ml baking powder (3 tsp)
  • large pinch salt
  • sprinkle of cayenne pepper/chilli powder (optional)
  • 250ml strong cheddar cheese
  • 15 ml vegetable oil (3 tsp)
  • 125 ml milk (maybe a bit more depending on how it mixes)
  • 1 egg

Instructions (Method):

  1. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper into a large bowl. Add the cheese and mix through the flour mixture.
  2. Beat the egg and milk together in a separate bowl and add the oil. The oil replaces the butter/margarine that usually gets used to rub into the flour. By using the oil you cut down on the dreaded calories and it saves a lot of time.
  3. Pour the milk/egg/oil mixture into the flour mixture and using a metal spoon / fork, mix the dough until it clumps together, but is not too dry. If too dry, splash a bit more milk in to use up the flour.
  4. Press the dough out on a flat clean floured surface until it is about 5mm thick, then fold it over on top of itself (this gives the finished scones the natural "break" to cut open), flatten it again, using the palm of your hand. Do not use a rolling pin as it is too heavy and will prevent the scones from rising.
  5. Cut out your scones out by using a round cutter (you decide on the size) or if you don't have a cutter handy use a drinking glass. Place them on a baking tray, pop them in the oven at 180 Celsius for fifteen twenty minutes. Serve, still warm, with lashings of butter, cheese, jams and honey.

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