Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes
you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try
Photo by Craig Baxter.
3 cups self-raising flour
3 cups grated cheese
4 tomatoes, diced
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
3 red onions, diced
2 tsp mustard powder
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
2 cups milk
Grease an oven tray.
Mix the flour, flavourings and cheese in a bowl. Stir in the
milk until just mixed. Turn on to a floured bench and knead
Shape into a log 5cm thick. Cut into squares. Place on
greased tray and bake at 175degC-200degC for about 20-30
minutes until cooked.
Note: If the mix is too wet, the scones will sink. Add more
flour if needed.
Do not overmix or the scones will be gluggy.
• Requested by Rebecca Croxen, of Dunedin.
• This recipe comes from Ironic Cafe in Anzac Ave,
• If you have enjoyed a dish in an Otago cafe or restaurant
and would like the recipe, write to Ask a Chef, Features,
Otago Daily Times, PO Box 181, Dunedin, fax 474-7422, or
including your name, address and a daytime telephone number,
and we will request it.