These scones are amazing. I had two and that is something I rarely do.


450 grams self raising flour

100 grams butter, cubed

225 grams grated cheddar cheese

1 packet (200 grams) black olives stoned and cut in half

120 ml milk

120 ml cold water


Pre-heat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl. Add the cubed butter and rub into the flour, using your fingers, until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add the cheese and the olives. Mix the dry ingredients, then make a well in the centre, and pour in the milk and the water. Mix until a soft dough forms.

Turn out onto a floured surface and pat to about 1 centimetre thick. Cut out circles using a glass or cookie cutter. Place on baking trays. Brush the tops with a little milk. Bake for +- 15 minutes until golden brown.

Cut the scones in half and spread with butter