Cheddar Cheese Scones

I love scones (thanks to my wife) so this cheddar cheese scone recipe really stood out to me. Served warm with a little butter, this scone can be served for any occasion.   cheddar-cheese-scones

4 cups (1 pound) self-rising flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick salted butter, chilled
8 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
2 large eggs
1 cup milk, plus a little more for brushing over scone tops

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Combine flour and salt in a mixing bowl.  Cut cold butter into small ( ½ -inch) pieces and rub the butter pieces into the flour with your fingers until well-mixed.  Add the cheddar cheese and mix to blend.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.  Make a well in the center of the flour-butter-cheese mixture. Pour the egg-milk mixture into the well and mix with your hands until a soft dough is formed.  Dough should be very soft and a bit sticky.

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