Jalapeno Cheese Scones

Preparation info
  • Makes around


    , depending on the size you prefer
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Good Food For Bad Days

By Jack Monroe

Published 2020

  • About

These fiery little scones require just a few minutes’ work before they’re popped in the oven – ideal for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or any time of day. I like mine with a poached egg for breakfast, and I’ve heard a rumour that it’s pretty good stuffed with crispy bacon, too.


  • 100 g mature Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp pickled jalapenos from a jar, drained
  • 125


Finely grate your Cheddar cheese and very finely chop your jalapenos. Combine in a small bowl and set to one side.

Measure the cream cheese into a large mixing bowl, then add the milk or water, oil and one of your eggs. Beat thoroughly until they combine into a uniform mixture. Add your baking powder, salt and pepper, cheese and jalapenos, and mix again.

Add the flour <