Cheese scones are my husband's favourite snack - and he loves chilli with everything. So I decided to try combining them. And they came out superbly -he ate four!
Step 1: Ingredients
175 g self-raising flour
Half a teaspoon salt
Half a teaspoon mustard powder (or any mustard)
25 g butter
100 g grated cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons yogurt or milk
Chopped red chilli to taste (I used 2 large mild chillies)
Milk to glaze
Step 2: Make the Dough
Mix the dry ingredients and rub in the butter until no lumps remain. Mix in most of the cheese and most of the chilli, saving a bit of each for topping the scones.
Add the egg and yogurt and mix to a sticky dough.
Step 3: Shape the Scones
Put the dough on a floured board and pat into a square shape about 2cm thick. Cut into 8 triangles. Put on a baking tray lined with parchment or foil. Brush with milk, sprinkle with cheese and chilli.
Step 4: Bake the Scones
Bake in an oven preheated to 220 deg/ 200 deg fan/ gas Mark 7 for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
Cool for a few minutes, serve warm,