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Best Cheese Scones

Recipe from Wellington's Ministry of Food, as seen here on the Cuisine website.

Makes 8 cheese scones. Can easily be halved if you're on your own and having a craving. 

Seriously, best scones I've ever made. 

2 cups flour (plain flour is fine, but they work well with spelt flour) 
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Generous pinch of smoked paprika (original recipe says use cayenne)
2 cups grated tasty cheese (a little parmesan on top works well)
1 cup full-cream milk

Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper into a bowl.

Mix in the grated cheese.

Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk.

Mix lightly then turn out on a floured bench.

Shape into a rectangle about 3cm high. Cut into 8 and transfer on to a baking tray.

Bake at 220°C for 15-20 minutes until deep golden.

Serve slathered in butter with a cup of tea!