Cheese Scones

I have developed quite the love affair with scones, and a family friend decided that I needed to make cheese scones. Now at the time we only had mozzarella, which is a pretty mild cheese. I prefer a good sharp cheddar but you could really use your preferred cheese. I have included some I had tried below. These are a great easy grab-n-go breakfast or afternoon snack with a strong cup of tea.

Cheese Scones
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Bake time: 20-25 minutes
Bake temp: 350F
Makes 8 scones

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp chilled butter or margarine
1/2 cup buttermilk or cream or rice milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup cheese, shredded (I like old sharp cheddar)

Grease a baking sheet,or line with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine flours, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter or margarine with pastry cutter or blend with hands until crumbly. Add in cheese and mix thoroughly. Add milk and beaten egg, and mix with wooden spoon until dough is formed.

On a floured surface, pat dough into a circle about 1 1/2″ thick. Cut into 8 wedges, and place on baking sheet about 1-2″ apart.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm, with butter.

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