If you cannot wait for afternoon tea then try our cheese scones liberally spread with your favourite cream cheese or butter.  Just in time for your mid morning coffee or lunch. We have named them after the delicious cheddar made at Chalke Valley Cheese  which is in the next village to ours.  Do look out for some when you next visit your local deli or cheesemonger.


All Hallows Cheese Scones with Old Harry Cheddar



225g (8oz) Self raising flour

Pinch celery salt

Half a teaspoon of mustard powder

50g (2oz) Butter

150ml (1/4 pint) Milk – reserve two tablespoons separately, for brushing the tops of the scones

50g (2oz) grated Old Harry cheese or a traditional cheddar (or your favourite mature cheddar)– reserve half for the tops of the scones



Preheat the oven to 210 C if Gas mark 7

Rub the flour, salt, mustard powder and butter together to resemble fine breadcrumbs

Mix in the grated cheese

Make a well in the centre and add the milk (less reserved milk) all in one go

Mix to a soft dough and roll out on a lightly floured board to approx 2cm thick

Cut in to eight rounds with a 6cm biscuit cutter

Place on a  flat metal tray lined with baking parchment

Brush with the reserved milk and sprinkle grated cheese on the top of each

Cook in a hot oven, turning the tray around half way during cooking time for approx 12 minutes