Mary Berry’s Cheese Scones Recipe- A Taste of British Baking Excellence

I’m excited to share with you today the recipe for my all-time favorites’ cheese scones, which was made in Mary Berry’s honor.

These delicious scones are filled with cheesy flavor, super simple to make and ideal for any occasion. So, let’s get started right away!

Mary Berry's Cheese Scones Recipe
Mary Berry’s Cheese Scones Recipe

How to make Mary Berry’s Cheese Scones Recipe?

Preparation Times: 15 minutes

Cooking Times: 12-15 minutes

Yields: Approximately 10 scones

Equipment Needed

  • Baking Sheet
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Pastry Cutter or Butter Knife
  • Grater
  • Rolling Pin
  • Round Cookie Cutter (approximately 2 inches in diameter)


  • 225g (8oz) self-rising flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 40g (1.5oz) cold butter, diced
  • 75g (2.5oz) mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 tbsp milk
  • A pinch of salt and black pepper
  • A handful of extra grated cheese for topping


Step-1. Preheat and Prepare

  • Ensure that your baking sheet is lined with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 220°C (425°F).

Step-2. Sift and Mix Dry Ingredients

  • In a mixing bowl, sift the self-rising flour and baking powder together.
  • After adding a pinch of salt and black pepper, gently whisk the mixture.

Step-3. Add Cold Butter

  • Add the diced cold butter to the dry ingredients.

Step-4. Rub the Mixture

  • Until it resembles fine breadcrumbs rub the butter into the flour mixture with your fingertips .

Step-5. Add Grated Cheese

  • Stir in the grated mature cheddar cheese.

Step-6. Mix Eggs and Milk

  • In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and milk together.

Step-7. Combine Wet and Dry

  • Pour the egg and milk mixture into the dry ingredients.

Step-8. Mix into a Dough

  • Stir everything together until it forms a soft dough.

Step-9. Roll and Cut

  • On a flour-dusted surface, roll out the dough until it is about 2 cm (3/4 in) thick.
  • Scones can be cut out using a round cookie cutter and then placed on a baking sheet.

Step-10. Top with Cheese

  • Sprinkle extra grated cheese on top of each scone for that irresistible cheesy crust.

Step-11. Bake

  • Until golden brown bake them for 12 to 15 minutes in the oven.

Nutrition Facts Of Mary Berry’s Cheese Scones Recipe

  • Calories: 186 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 58mg
  • Sodium: 270mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

Serving Suggestions

It is best to eat these Mary Berry Cheese Scones warm, straight from the oven, with a dollop of butter. They make the perfect salty snack or addition to your afternoon tea.

Tips and Variations

Tips-1. Herb Twist

Add a teaspoon of dried herbs like thyme or rosemary for an aromatic twist.

Tips-2. Spice It Up

Add some cayenne or paprika for a spicy touch to spice things up.

Tips-3. Vegetarian Delight

For a veggie option, mix in some finely chopped spring onions or chives.

Tips-4. Sweet and savory

Create a mouthwatering fusion of flavor’s by mixing them with cream cheese and chutney to explore the sweet and savory side.

Health Benefits Of Mary Berry’s Cheese Scones Recipe

  • Rich in calcium from the cheese, these scones support bone health.
  • For muscle repair and growth eggs provide protein.
  • Moderate portion sizes make them a satisfying, guilt-free snack.

FAQs: About Mary Berry’s Cheese Scones Recipe

1: Can I freeze these scones?

  • Absolutely! Freeze them after cutting but before baking. Then, bake from frozen when needed.

2: Can I use other types of cheese?

  • You can experiment with your favorites’ types of cheese to create a distinctive flavor, yes.

3: Can I make these scones gluten-free?

  • You can undoubtedly make them acceptable for a gluten-free diet by using gluten-free flour.


A delicious and gooey treat which is ideal for sharing with loved ones is Mary Berry’s Cheese Scones.

For ingredient combinations these scones offer a myriad of inventive possibilities.

Savor the joy of baking and relishing these delightful morsels, ensuring to accompany them with your preferred spreads and a comforting cup of tea. Embrace the pleasure of your baking experience!