Low Syns cheese Scones Recipe

Low Syns cheese Scones Recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Baking Time: 12-15 minutes

Servings: 8 scones

Difficulty Level: Easy


  • 225g (2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g (1/4 cup) cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 75g (3/4 cup) reduced-fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • 150ml (2/3 cup) skimmed milk
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives (optional)
  • Cooking spray (low-calorie)


  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 220°C (200°C for fan ovens) or 425°F.
  2. Prepare Baking Sheet:
    • Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the self-raising flour, baking powder, mustard powder, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Add Cold Butter:
    • Add the cold diced butter to the dry ingredients. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Add Grated Cheese:
    • Stir in the grated cheddar cheese, ensuring it is evenly distributed.
  6. Create a Well:
    • Make a well in the center of the mixture.
  7. Combine Wet Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, mix together the skimmed milk, fat-free Greek yogurt, and Worcestershire sauce (if using).
  8. Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Pour the wet ingredients into the well of the dry ingredients. Mix quickly with a fork until the dough comes together. Do not overmix.
  9. Add Chives (Optional):
    • If using chopped chives, fold them into the dough.
  10. Shape the Dough:
    • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently pat it into a round about 2 cm (3/4 inch) thick.
  11. Cut Out Scones:
    • Use a round cutter to cut out scones from the dough. Avoid twisting the cutter to ensure the scones rise evenly.
  12. Place on Baking Sheet:
    • Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet.
  13. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the scones are golden brown and well-risen.
  14. Cool:
    • Transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool.
  15. Serve and Enjoy Your Low-Syn Cheese Scones!
    • These savory scones are a delicious and healthier option, perfect for a light snack or to accompany a meal.


  • Adjust the syn values based on the specific slimming plan you are following.
  • Store any leftover scones in an airtight container once they have cooled completely.

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