Cranberry and Stilton scones

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Our Cranberry and Stilton scones are deliciously festive savoury scones. Soft fluffy scones, peppered with cranberries and gooey melted Stilton. Best eaten still warm and perfect alongside a glass of red wine to kick off a festive evening.

Not only are our Cranberry and Stilton scones super festive but they’re really easy to make and cook in just 10 minutes, so you could knock together a batch of these at the last minute, with no faff or trouble.

Cranberry and Stilton scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Makes 10-12

Cranberry and Stilton scones

Deliciously festive savoury scones

Ingredients

  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 60g butter (room temperature)
  • 80g Stilton or other blue cheese - crumbled into small pieces.
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 100ml milk (plus a drop more for glazing the tops)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C
  2. Lightly grease a baking tray with butter.
  3. Tip the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the butter and rub it into the flour with your fingers until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  5. Add the crumbled Stilton and cranberries and stir into the scone mixture.
  6. Pour in the milk and using a butter knife mix into a stiff dough.
  7. With floured hands pick up ping pong ball sized pieces of dough and mould into a rough scone shape.
  8. Place onto the greased baking tray.
  9. Milk wash the tops of the scones.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes until turning golden.
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Make Cranberry & Stilton scones your way…

  • Not a fan of blue cheese? Just switch it for Cheddar or Red Leicester.
  • Skip the cranberries or replace with chopped dried figs.
  • Make them into scone bites, roll the dough into bitesized scones and bake for 5-7 minutes.

Eat me…

  • As a quick and easy festive lunch.
  • As nibbles with wine.
  • As scone bites and part of a Christmas buffet.

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