Potato and Cheese Scones

Cooking methods: Baking

  • PREPARATION TIME: 20 Minutes
  • COOKING TIME: 10-15 Minutes

Potato scones are a traditional Scottish recipe using basic ingredients, which are always ready to hand. Potato scones can be served hot or cold and are often reheated by frying.


  • 225g self-raising flour plus a little more for dusting
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 50g unsalted butter, softened
  • 25g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 large baking potatoes, baked, skins removed
  • 150ml milk
  • Fat or oil to grease baking sheet


  1. Pre heat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt together into a bowl and rub in the butter.
  3. Add the cheese and then pass the potato through a sieve into the mixture.
  4. Add the milk, a little at a time, and form into a soft dough.
  5. Roll out to about 2cm thick and cut out discs with a 5cm cutter.
  6. Place on a greased baking sheet, dust with the extra flour and bake for 10-15 minutes until risen and golden.
  7. Remove to a wire cooling tray and serve while still slightly warm

Suitable potato varieties

Fluffy, such as King Edward or Maris Piper


  • Sieve
  • Grater
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooling rack
  • Large bowl
  • Measuring jug
  • 5cm round cutter
  • Oven gloves

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