Double Cheese Drop Scones

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These delicious scones have double the amount of cheese of regular cheese scones.  The dough is also much wetter so is simply dolloped onto the baking tray as opposed to the usual rolling and cutting.
These scones have a crisp outer and a light fluffy inner.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 50g fridge cold butter
  • 2 rounded cups grated tasty cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/3 cups milk


Preheat the oven to 200 C.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
Grate in the butter and then rub with your fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Mix in the cheese.
Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk, quickly mix with a knife just until ingredients are combined.  Don’t over-mix.
Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto a cold baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until the scones are golden and crisp.
These are best when served warm.  They reheat well.

Makes 8-10 scones.

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9 thoughts on “Double Cheese Drop Scones

  1. I’ve tried a number of cheese scone recipes and I’ve settled on this one. Love the double cheese. For a slight alteration I add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and a 1/4 of powered mustard. Then sprinkle grated cheese on the top of the scones.

  2. Worked out perfect. Blitzed them in the air fryer for 5 min to get delicious crispy outside and fluffy inside. NOT salty or overpowering baking powder flavour. Will make again and thinking of using bacon and jalapeños.

  3. I made these and questioned the 3 1/2 teaspoons. Way to much. Should be 1 1/2 teaspoons. They are not edible. I also didn’t catch the oven temperature 200 for15 min. I did put it to 375 and baked them for 25 mins. I added bacon bits, chives and savory spice. Would have been good if it wasn’t for too much baking powder. Haven’t baked in 20 years. Felt defeated. Onto try another recipe.

  4. Followed the recipe and the scones tasted awfully salty and tasted too much like the baking powder. Tried one and couldn’t eat any more unfortunately. Do you know why that would be?

  5. Helen you mentioned a couple weeks ago about yeast granules. I had some in pantry from 18.10.18. tested them like you suggested and they were fine. Also to make yeast rise put it in the warm car. Great. Also I make your double cheese scones with the 2 cups cheese. Great thankyou.