Wholemeal Cheese Scones

Makes 8 wedged shaped scones

A savoury scone made with Fine Plain Wholemeal Flour; these are best made with a mature cheddar cheese. Serve these scones as a tea time treat or to accompany soup for delicious lunch or supper.

Free from Egg, Soya, Nuts
Vegetarian, Wholemeal


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  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Dust a large baking tray with flour.
  3. Measure the flour and baking powder into a bowl, stir to combine and sieve into a mixing bowl.
  4. Mix in the sugar, salt and pepper.
  5. Chop the butter into the bowl and using a fork, blend everything together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  6. Stir in the milk then use your hands to bring together a soft mass of dough.
  7. Grate the cheese, set aside a tablespoon of cheese for later and knead the rest into the dough.
  8. Lightly dust the worktop with flour, place the dough in the middle and gently flatten, with your hands, until 3cm/1¼” thick.
  9. Scatter the reserved cheese on the top of the dough.
  10. Cut the dough into triangles and lift them onto the prepared baking tray.
  11. Bake for 12-18 minutes depending on the size of the triangles.
  12. Transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool.


large baking tray and 2 x mixing bowls


220˚C, Fan 200˚C, 425˚F, Gas 7

Cooking time

12-18 minutes
I tried these today. I am not an experienced baker and usually everything turns out wrong, leading to tears of frustration and wasted ingredients. These scones are so easy even I can make them! I would maybe add a little more cheese next time, just to make them totally cheesetastic. The secrets to any type of scone ( according to my friend Wendy) are don't overwork them and get them in the oven ASAP!
By Far Breton
17 Aug 2021
Delivered by Sainsbury’s as an alternative to my order. Found the recipe for Cheese Scone on the pack. One small bag makes numerous bakes. Fantastic with soup. Make to freeze. Ideal for picnics. Fantastic product.
By Geraldine
01 May 2021
I made these using GF Plain Flour and a little Xantham gum. I let the dough rest in the fridge for a while before very gently rolling out between cling film. I was really pleased with the result.
By Sarah Doran
22 Jan 2021
I followed the recipe and I am thrilled with the results. Absolutely delicious. I'm going to make some more today. Thank you.
By Rebecca Hallam-Rudd
08 Nov 2020
Made today with 100g cooked organic sweet corn off a fresh cob and 1 tsp paprika, half SR wholemeal half SR plain and big handful grated cheddar....VG
By Rosie
14 Sep 2020
OMG! These have just come out of my oven....my first attempt. I used Doves wholemeal self raising and about two thirds of the milk. They are THE BEST scones I've ever made. They will not last till lunchtime...its 9.30am now!
By Rosie Hanbury
16 Jul 2020
So good with a cup of tea
By Rogerio Castro
11 Jun 2020
Came out beautifully, although rather chewy in the middle.... Ate them all whilst hot, so don't know what they would be like cold. Used white doves flour, self raising, as all I could get in lock down. Made a yummy lunch. Thanks
By mrs k donaghy
20 May 2020
This is a glorious recipe. Somehow adding the cheese after you've made the dough means you get a real hit of cheese. Make double as one round will didappear in no time.
By Jane C Woods
17 May 2020
Made 2 batches of gluten free cheese scones 1st batch dough very sloppy in consistency added mature cheddar tasted good though.2nd batch added feta cheese and less milk improvement on 1st batch and liked the salty feta great with tomato chutney
By Lorraine
04 May 2020
Just made these scones,ate half of batch when they came out with a bowel of soup,delicious
By May
28 Apr 2020
Could sum this recipe up in just one word - fantastic.
By Marten Holmes
22 Apr 2020
Gorgeous scones! Made 13 using a 2" round cutter. I used self raising wholemeal flour as that's what I had. Only took about 12 mins to cook. They stuck to the tray so next time I would line the tray or grease it. Will be making again!!
By Hil Gibbs
03 Apr 2020
My husband said that these were the best scones he’s eaten since having to go gluten free. He was so happy. They are delicious. I did add some mustard and found I didn’t need all the milk. Will try and amend the recipe to make fruit ones!
By Jules
01 Jul 2019
Just made these, absolutely delicious! I added half a teaspoon of paprika, a teaspoon of colemans mustard and replaced 50ml of milk with buttermilk as i had some to use up. I also reduced the baking powder to half a tablespoon. Grated parmesan and sprinkled that and salt on top. Thanks for the recipe!
By joanne
19 Jun 2019
Just made these using the doves plain white flour didn't add the sugar, used exta mature cheddar and mixed with almond milk - didnt quite need as much as 150ml - mixed it in gradually until right consistency, they look and smell divine, going to have later with red onion chutney.
By Mrs Hache
31 May 2019
Just made these, double batch ..... I am gonna be so popular at work tomorrow...if there any any left! Spot on. I skipped the sugar and you do not miss it at all
By Irene
03 Mar 2019
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By Cake-Delivery.in
10 Oct 2017
Have tried these a couple of times using gf flour and results were quite good but can anyone tell me if the temperature is correct as it says 200C for both conventional and fan ovens which can't be right?

Hi and many thanks for your review. Apologies, correct temperature should be 200C/Fan 180. Hope this helps further. Best wishes, Doves Farm.

By Mrs Sheila Niven
01 May 2017
Love this recipe! Added a spoon of Dijon
By Mrs Beccie Evans
19 Feb 2017
Made these using plain gluten free flour, added half a teaspoon of Colman's mustard, chucked all the cheese in and topped with finely grated parmesan. We made round ones and cooked for 16 min until golden on top. Really delicious, light and fluffy.Yum!
By Mrs Sian Jacklin
30 Oct 2016
Excellent scones. Substitute pd plain flour with a gluten free plain flour mix and added a touch of mustard powder and cayenne pepper for that extra kick. Delicious.
By Mr Andrew Stoddart
11 Nov 2013
These came out lovely. Not much success with scones normally, but these were a hit with the whole family.
By Mrs Deana Martin
08 Oct 2013
These were great. Made them with GF plain flour and topped with crumbled feta cheese. Use all the liquid just make sure you use plenty of flour when kneading the dough comes together nicely. Try adding some chopped olives or walnuts for extra flavor.
By Ms Jenny King
22 Jun 2013
I made these scones this morning, following the recipe to a T and they were delicious! So delicious, in fact, that I then made them all over again. Don't worry too much about the triangle shape. It all sorts itself out. I wouldn't recommend using half the liquid. They would be too dry. The spell in the fridge is important.
By Mrs Christine McArthur
05 Feb 2012
My first attempt at making cheese scones so I stuck religiously to the recipe. Guess what? Disaster! No ball for me to split into 8 portions, just a soggy mass. Evidently far too much milk. So had to bake for an extra 5 minutes, result not too appetising. Think I'll halve the amount of milk next time.
By Mr Alec Falconer
24 Oct 2011
I baked these using the Doves Farm Gluten & Wheat Free White Flour and soya milk. They worked perfectly and are delicious.
By Mrs Katie Lench
03 Apr 2011
I had to adapt this receipe due to my daughters food intollerances. I changed the fine wholemeal flour for SR gluten and wheat free flour, deleted the sugar, used dairy and soya free spread instead of butter, reduced the milk to 100ml and used goats milk, and used goats cheese instead of cows. The result was outstanding, light and very cheesey. My daughter said they were delicious and they were.
By Mrs Pauline Williams
23 Aug 2010
Very tasty and simple to make. Made round scones by forming mixture into flattened balls instead of wedges.
By Dr Linda Watson
13 Mar 2010

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