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Garam Masala Cheese Scones

The perfect bite with a cup of chai or breakfast treat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Indian, kid friendly
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: baking, easy, healthyish, homemade, scones
Servings: 8 servings
Author: nitya


  • 2 cups all purpose flour / maida (250 gms)
  • 2 tbsp fine sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp fine salt/kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder/ kashmiri mirch powder
  • 6 tbsp cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 1 cup mild cheddar shredded
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar shredded
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • sea salt to finish


  • Preheat oven to 425F /220C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    Prepare a 8" round tin by greasing and dusting with flour. Alternately you can cut an 8" round out of parchment paper- oil it and put on a cutting board.
  • Add the dry ingredients- flour, salt, sugar and baking powder to a food processor. Add the spices and pulse till all combined.
  • Add the cold butter cubes and pulse till you get a crumbly mixture.
  • Transfer the mix to a large mixing bowl and fold in the cheddar. Next add the heavy whipping cream and mix till everything is combined.
  • Now place the dough on a well dusted surface and knead till the mixture comes together. Press the dough into the cake pan or spread on prepared parchment circle cut out to form a disc about 8" wide and 1" tall.
  • Turn the pan over to get a perfect disc and cut into 8 wedges. Transfer to prepared baking sheet.
  • Whisk the egg and milk together. Brush the wedges, sprinkle sea salt and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes till the edges are golden brown and your house smells like cheese!