Are you looking for an alternative lunch box idea to sandwiches? Are your kids like mine – all starving when they come home from school? These tasty cheese and chive scones are perfect for lunch or after school.
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Scones were one of the first things I learned to make at home and then in Home Economics in school. Get your child to help rub the butter in and mix, and then roll out and cut the scones. They (and you!) won’t be able to resist one warm from the oven with some melty butter on it!
The cheese and chive flavouring for these easy-to-make scones does offer a nice change from your standard fruit scone. You can leave out the mustard powder if you feel your child really won’t like it, but in my experience it just adds a nice hint of flavour to the baked scones.
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Delicious Cheese and Chive Scones
- 225g/8 oz self raising flour
- 150ml/¼ pt milk
- Pinch of salt
- 25g/1 oz butter cubed
- 50g/2 oz grated cheddar cheese
- 25g/1 oz chopped chives
- 1 teaspoon mustard powder
- Beaten egg (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 425°F/220°C/Gas 8.
- Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl.
- Rub in the cubes of butter/margarine until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Stir in the grated cheddar cheese and mustard power, then add enough milk to make a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured board and gently knead to remove any cracks.
- Roll out lightly to 1″ in thickness. Cut out your scones with a cutter dipped in flour.
- Place on a floured preheated baking tray. You can brush on some beaten egg to glaze your scones if you want.
- Bake on an upper shelf for 10-12 minutes. Cool on a wire tray.
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