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Stilton Scones

Stilton Scones

Joyce Sherwood lives in Melton Mowbray - the heart of Stilton country. She has taken a British standard - the scone - and given it a little zing by adding Stilton. Her recipe also was a winner in the Melton Times recipe contest!


  • 225g/8oz self raising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 50g/2oz margarine
  • 110g/4oz Stilton blue cheese
  • 150ml/5fl oz milk
  • 1 beaten egg


1 Preheat oven to 450F/200C/Gas Mark 6.

2 Sieve together the flour, salt, pepper and mustard. Rub in the margarine and cheese and enough milk to make a 'not too wet' dough.

3 Place dough on a floured board and roll out to 1/2" thick. Cut into rounds and lightly brush with beaten egg and milk.

4 Place scones on a greased and floured baking sheet, and bake in oven for 10 minutes.

5 Serve warm with butter

Serves 4

Recipe by Joyce Sherwood, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK