Best Cheese and Smokey Ham Scones

Serves 12-14
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon soda
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt or your favourite seasoning
  • 1 ½ cups grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup diced smoky ham
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 cup Best Foods™ Real Mayonnaise
  • Sprinkle of smoked paprika.


Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

  1. Pre­heat oven to 180 degrees. 
  2. Line a baking tray with cooking paper. 
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt into a large bowl. 
  4. Stir in cheese, ham, parsley and spring onion. 
  5. In a separate bowl beat together the milk and mayonnaise. 
  6. Fold the liquid ingredients into the dry and gently mix until combined (add a little extra milk if needed). 
  7. The mixture should be a stiff muffin consistency. 
  8. Use a large spoon to scoop out generous spoonful's onto the lined tray – they should just be touching so when cooked they will link together. 
  9. Sprinkle with a little paprika and bake for 10‐15 minutes until golden and risen (you can pull the middle one apart slightly to check it is cooked through). 
  10. Remove from the oven and cover with a clean tea towel. Serve warm with butter.
Recipe by Jo Wilcox