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If you've always preferred a cheese scone to their sweet equivalent, why not take it one step further with this savoury and satisfying Stilton scone, which pairs the indulgent blue cheese with tart pickled walnuts.

Ingredients

  • 200g Self-raising flour
  • 50g Unsalted butter cubed
  • 50g Stilton cheese
  • 80g Pickled walnuts finely chopped
  • 1tsp English mustard
  • 1tbsp Fresh chives chopped
  • 80ml Whole milk
  • 1 Egg beaten

Method

  • STEP 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 190°C/170°C Fan/Gas Mark 5.

  • STEP 2

    Sieve the flour into a large bowl, then rub in the butter cubes until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the Stilton, pickled walnuts, mustard and chives.

    Make a well in the centre of the mixture, and using a round bladed knife, gradually mix in the milk until a soft dough is formed. Take care not to overmix.

  • STEP 3

    On a floured surface, lightly knead the mixture. Roll it out to 20mm thick and cut out 8 circles using a 6cm round cutter. Place the circles on a greased baking tray and brush with beaten egg to glaze.

  • STEP 4

    Bake for approximately 15 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a rack and leave to cool slightly. Serve warm with thickly spread butter.

Recipe and image courtesy of Opies

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