Allpress' cheese scones

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Photo: Stephen Jaquiery
Photo: Stephen Jaquiery
Allpress' cheese scones

4 heaped cups flour (gluten free or regular)
3 tsp baking powder
200g grated cheese
100g cold cubed butter
2 cup milk

Place all the ingredients except the milk into a large bowl, mix well with a fork and if needed rub out any large lumps using your hands (the less you touch the mix the better it will be).

Pour the milk into the dry mix and using a fork (prevents over mixing) mix together

When the dough is starting to come together, turn out on to a clean work surface and gently fold together, adding the occasional dribble of milk if required. Do not overwork.

Form the dough into a rectangle and cut into scones: 12-14 pieces (smaller pieces can be pushed together).

Place well apart on a greased oven tray and place on the top rack in a preheated oven at 200degC. Bake for 20 minutes until golden.

Recipe provided by Allpress, Dunedin. Recipe requested by Julie Riley.

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