Harbourside Grill cheese scones

Photo: Gregor Richardson
Photo: Gregor Richardson
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2 cups flour

50g cold butter

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

2 tsp baking powder

2 cups grated tasty cheese

1 cup whole fat milk

1 egg yolk (for eggwash)


Preheat your oven to 180degC on bake.

In a mixing bowl add flour, butter, salt, pepper and baking powder and work with your fingers until the mixture reaches a breadcrumb consistency (be careful not to melt butter). Alternatively you could use a food processor and blitz.

Now add cheese and milk and mix into a dough.

Shape the dough into a wheel about 2 inches thick, cut into quarters and eggwash.

Place on to a lined baking sheet and put into oven for 21 minutes.

Serve warm with plenty of butter.

Recipe provided by Harbourside Grill, Dunedin. Requested by George Neame.

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