2 cups cake flour 1 tablespoon baking powder large pinch salt sprinkle of cayenne pepper/chilli powder (optional) 1 cup strong cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon oil 1⁄2 cup milk (maybe a bit more depending on how it mixes) 1 egg
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper into a large bowl. Add the cheese and mix through the flour mixture. Beat the egg and milk together in a separate bowl and add the oil. Pour the milk/egg/oil mixture into the flour mixture and using a metal spoon / fork, mix the dough until it clumps together, but is not too dry. If too dry, add a bit more milk in to use up the flour. Press the dough out on a flat clean floured surface until it is about 5mm thick using the palm of your hand. Do not use a rolling pin as it is too heavy and will prevent the scones from rising. Cut out your scones out by using a round cutter. Place them on a floured baking tray on 160 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm.