Introducing our delicious and innovative twist on traditional scones – Cheese and Chutney Scones! Perfect for your next picnic outing, these homemade treats are baked fresh to perfection. Our secret ingredient? A delicious onion pickle topping that adds a tangy flavor and complements the rich, creamy flavor of grated cheddar. An absolute treat for cheese lovers, these scones are sure to impress your guests. Treat yourself to this hearty treat and take your picnic experience to a whole new level!
- 350g self-raising flour, plus some flour for dusting
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 85g butter, diced, plus some butter for serving
- 200g extra mature cheddar, grated
- 284 ml buttermilk
- 6 heaping teaspoons of onion chutney, plus extra for serving
- Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7.
- Dust a large baking tray with a little flour.
- Place the flour in a large bowl and mix in the bicarb and 1 teaspoon salt.
- Add the butter and rub the flour into breadcrumbs with your fingertips or puree in a food processor until no lumps of butter remain.
- Stir in all but a small handful of cheese.
- Drizzle the buttermilk over the top and mix quickly and lightly with a cutlery knife.
- Transfer the mixture to a lightly floured surface and gently shape it with your hands into an oval about 1 inch deep.
- Using a floured knife, cut the dough into 6 scones.
- Lift the scones onto the baking sheet, leaving room for them to spread.
- Use the back of your teaspoon measure to make a small well in the center of each scone.
- Add the chutney to the dips.
- Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the scones.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until the scones have risen and are golden brown.
- Best eaten on the day of baking with butter, plus a pinch of chutney if you feel like it.
Equipment and tools
- mixing bowl
- Bakery cutter
Contains: Gluten, dairy products
Storage and leftovers
Store the cheese chutney scones in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. To serve leftovers, warm the scones in a preheated oven at 180°C for 5 minutes or enjoy cold.
Health Benefits of Cheese and Chutney Scones
Cheese and chutney scones are not only a delicious treat for your taste buds but also offer numerous health benefits. Made from a combination of self-raising flour, extra-aged cheddar, onion chutney and buttermilk, these scones are packed with nutritious ingredients that can contribute to your overall well-being.
1. Good source of protein
Incorporating extra-aged cheddar into the recipe makes these scones an excellent source of protein. Protein is essential for various body functions, including muscle repair and growth, immune system support, and the production of enzymes and hormones.
2. Provides essential vitamins and minerals
Self-raising flour and extra-aged cheddar are both rich in essential vitamins and minerals. These scones can provide a good amount of calcium, which is crucial for maintaining strong bones and teeth. They also contain vitamins B1 and B2, which are important for converting food into energy and supporting the nervous system.
3. Fiber for healthy digestion
Onion chutney, one of the main ingredients in these scones, contains fiber. Fiber plays an important role in maintaining a healthy digestive system by promoting regular bowel movements, preventing constipation and supporting gut health.
4. Antioxidant properties
Buttermilk, another ingredient in these scones, is a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect the body from harmful free radicals, which can cause oxidative stress and cell damage. Consuming foods rich in antioxidants can have anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects.
5. Moderation and portion control
Although these cheese and chutney scones offer some health benefits, it is important to consume them in moderation. Because of their butter and cheese content, they are relatively high in calories and fat. If you enjoy them as part of a balanced diet and pay attention to portion sizes, you can still enjoy their deliciousness without compromising your health goals.
So next time you’re planning a delicious afternoon tea or quick snack, treat yourself to these delicious cheese and chutney scones. With their combination of proteins, vitamins, minerals and fiber, they offer a delicious treat that also contributes to your well-being.
Additional serving suggestion: For an additional flavor kick, spread some butter and onion chutney on the scones.