Make the perfect nibbles for a drinks party by combining carbs and cheese in these star scones to make a pretty good stomach liner. Serve these star scones on a tray and let people pick at them, they're really moreish and go great with a glass of fizz! This recipe makes between 12 and 15 mini scones, but if you're entertaining a big crowd, you might want to double up your ingredients so you've got enough to go round for everyone.
You can freeze these scones once they're baked and then simply flash them into a hot oven to reheat for a few minutes. They're great for making ahead and you won't have to worry about them while you're getting everything else prepped for your guests' arrival. They take 30 minutes in total - you only need about 10 to 15 minutes to prep them and once they're in the oven you don't have to worry about them.
These star scones are perfect around Christmas time, especially if you're hosting. If you're looking for Christmas recipes to help you plan the perfect Christmas lunch, then we've got loads for you to try. If you're hosting a party, we've got plenty of party food recipes too.
HOW TO MAKE STAR SCONES
- 50g butter
- 225g self-raising flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- 50g Parmesan, finely grated
- 2tbsp snipped chives
- 1tsp mustard powder
- 130ml skimmed milk, plus a little extra to glaze
- 30g cheddar, finely grated
You will need:
- A star-shaped cutter
Heat the oven to 180C fan, gas 6. Rub the butter into the flour and baking powder. Stir in the Parmesan, chives, mustard and a good pinch of sea salt. Add the milk and mix. Don’t overwork it or you’ll have heavy scones.
Gently roll out on a floured surface and cut out star shapes. Don’t re-roll more than once or they will be tough. Put onto a greased baking tray, brush over a little milk then sprinkle on the Cheddar and bake for 10-12 minutes or until risen and lightly browned.
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