Mini scones with ham and cheese

Mini scones sandwiched with ham and cheese.
Mini scones sandwiched with ham and cheese. Photo: Murdoch Books

A recipe from the Good Food collection.


250g (2 cups) plain flour

3 tsp baking powder

110g butter

100g stilton (or another crumbly blue) cheese

2 tbsp snipped chives

185ml (¾ cup) milk


4 tbsp dijon mustard

150g shaved ham

100g cheddar cheese


1. Sift the flour, baking powder and ¾ teaspoon salt into a bowl. Grate the butter and cheese into the flour and rub in using your fingertips. Stir in the chives. Pour in the milk and combine with a fork until large clumps form. Turn onto a floured surface and press into a ball.

2. Preheat the oven to 220C. Roll the dough out on a floured surface into a 15cm x 25cm rectangle. With the long edge of the dough facing you, fold in both ends so they meet in the centre, then fold the dough in half widthways. Roll again into a 15cm x 25cm rectangle, about 1cm thick.

3. Cut rounds close together with a 3cm cutter. Push the scraps together and roll and cut as before. Place 2.5cm apart on a baking tray and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

4. Cut the scones in half. Spread the bases with the mustard. Put a folded piece of ham on each bottom half, top with cheese, then replace the tops.