Serves: 1

Cheesy Nutty Oatmeal Scones

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Cheesy Nutty Oatmeal Scones

A perfect afternoon treat!

  • 350 g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 60 g reduced-fat butter
  • 60 g reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 30 g walnuts (finely chopped)
  • 115 g Scottish porridge oats
  • 3 medium eggs (beaten)
  • 125 ml skimmed milk (plus 1 tbsp extra for brushing)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.
  2. Lightly oil a baking sheet.
  3. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl with the baking powder, salt and cayenne.
  4. Rub in the butter lightly with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  5. Stir in the cheese, walnuts and oats, then make a well in centre and pour in the eggs and milk.
  6. Mix well until you have a soft dough that leaves the sides of the bowl clean.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough, 2.5 cm/1 inch thick, and cut out 12 rounds.
  8. Place them on the baking tray and brush the tops lightly with milk.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes until risen and golden brown.
  10. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.