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Wholemeal cheese scones

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes about 15 scones
Dietary Vegetarian
From The Great Sport Relief Bake Off
These simple cheese scones are a doddle to make and full of flavour - great for taking on a picnic.


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  2. Place both flours, baking powder, salt, cheddar and half the parmesan into a large bowl and mix to combine. Add the milk and bring the ingredients together with your hands or a wooden spoon. The mixture will be sticky at this point.

  3. Tip the mixture onto a lightly floured surface. Fold and knead to form a soft dough.

  4. Flatten or lightly roll the dough to 2.5cm/1in thick. Dredge a 6cm/2½in cutter in flour to ensure a precise cut and cut out 15 scones. Place them onto the baking tray – you may need to do this in two batches. Brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan.

  5. Cook for 15-17 minutes until the scones are risen and golden-brown. Serve warm with butter.


  • 250g/9oz wholemeal flour
  • 250g/9oz plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 200g/7oz grated cheddar
  • 100g/4oz grated parmesan, or similar vegetarian hard cheese
  • 400ml/14fl oz milk
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten

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