eat:

Herby cheese scones

This recipe for herby cheese scones is a perfect introduction to baking for kids. It’s simple, quick, and uses a few common spices and herbs to add flavour
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Baking Time: 12-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 55g butter, cubed and chilled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 150ml milk
  • 100g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs (e.g., thyme, oregano, basil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 egg (for glazing, optional)
  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 220°C (200°C fan/gas mark 7).
  2. Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the self-raising flour and salt. Add the chilled butter cubes and rub them into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the Cheese and Herbs: Stir in the grated cheddar cheese, dried mixed herbs, and paprika.
  4. Mix the Dough: Gradually add the milk, stirring with a knife, until you have a soft dough. You may not need all the milk, so add it slowly.
  5. Shape the Scones: Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times until smooth. Roll it out to about 2cm thick and cut out rounds using a floured cutter.
  6. Bake the Scones: Place the scones on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. If desired, beat the egg and brush the tops of the scones with it for a golden finish. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until well risen and golden brown.
  7. Cool and Serve: Transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.
Per serving

Nutritional Value (per scone, makes approx. 10)

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Calcium: 150mg

In this recipe:

Herby Cheese Scones are an easy and fun recipe for children to make and enjoy. The combination of herbs and cheese makes these scones flavourful and appealing, while the simple steps provide a great learning experience in the kitchen. Enjoy baking and eating these delicious scones with your kids!

Related cooking

Spicy stuffed courgette

Spicy stuffed courgette

A delicious, light and healthy dish that brings a touch of Mediterranean flavour to your table
Spiced naan pizza

Spiced naan pizza

A delightful fusion of traditional Indian bread and the universally loved pizza. This recipe is easy to follow and allows…
Muffin pan frittatas

Muffin pan frittatas

These mini fritattas are not only easy to make but also a fun way to introduce kids to the joys…
Easy to make herb & spice chicken wraps

Easy to make herb & spice chicken wraps

A simple and delicious recipe perfect for children to make and enjoy, introduces children to the taste and uses of…
Herb mini pizzas

Herb mini pizzas

Introduce basic cooking techniques, the importance of measurements, and the wonderful flavours of dried herbs. Plus, children will love making…
Crispy oregano roasted potatoes with creamy feta sauce

Crispy oregano roasted potatoes with creamy feta sauce

The earthiness of oregano combined with the creaminess of the feta cheese sauce elevates these simple roasted potatoes to a…
Spicy sweet potato fries and avocado dip

Spicy sweet potato fries and avocado dip

A healthier alternative to traditional fries, spicy sweet potato fries baked in the oven are a fantastic choice
Pomegranate sumac chicken

Pomegranate sumac chicken

Sumac, a tangy and slightly fruity spice, pairs wonderfully with the deep, sweet notes of pomegranate, creating a dish that's…
Traditional Turkish pide

Traditional Turkish pide

A beloved traditional dish in Turkey known for its delicious fillings and unique boat shape
Coconut king prawns with pineapple coconut dipping sauce

Coconut king prawns with pineapple coconut dipping sauce

Combining the tropical flavours of coconut and pineapple with the succulence of king prawns
Chimichurri chicken thighs

Chimichurri chicken thighs

A delicious dish that combines the succulence of chicken thighs with the zesty goodness of chimichurri sauce.
Smoky, spiced, crispy new potatoes

Smoky, spiced, crispy new potatoes

These potatoes make for a perfect side dish or even a delicious snack.

The Shop

The shop

From our incredible perfect ‘customer favourite’ blends to inspired chilli flavours, healthy seeds and hot smoky spices, we have every taste from around the world, find your new next favourite​…