Cheddar & Smoked Salmon Scones

With more home entertaining on the cards these days, we're always looking for easy ways to keep food fresh and interesting. These cheddar and smoked salmon scones are just the ticket – practise now before serving them to friends this weekend.
Serves 12
Total Time
25 Minutes
225g of self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tsp of baking powder
50g of salted butter, diced
100g of Seriously Strong Extra Mature Cheddar, finely grated
150ml of milk, plus extra for brushing
150g of soft cheese
100g of Waitrose Scottish smoked salmon, torn into 12 pieces
Salad cress
Lemon wedges, to serve
Step 1

Preheat the oven to 220ºC, gas mark 7. Stir together the flour and baking powder. Then, using your fingertips, rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Using a table knife, stir in three quarters of the cheddar and then the milk to make a fairly soft dough.

Step 2

On a lightly floured surface, pat the dough out to a thickness of 2cm and stamp out 5cm wide rounds. Reuse the trimmings to make a total of 12 scones. Transfer to a non-stick baking sheet, brush lightly with milk and scatter over the reserved cheese. Bake for 10-12 minutes until risen and golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

Step 3

Split each scone in half, spread the base with soft cheese, top with a piece of smoked salmon and sprinkle over some cress before replacing the top. Serve with small wedges of lemon for squeezing over the salmon.

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners

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