When you think of baked food you don’t usually think that there will be anything on the list that could possibly be suitable to eat while on a diet but there is good news because my slimming world cheese scone recipe is totally syn free making it the perfect treat, breakfast or snack to have throughout the day!
If you have never eaten a cheese scone before don’t be put off by the name because the sound of putting cheese into something sweet like a scone isn’t one that sounds very appealing at all – however you will be totally blown away by this cheese scone recipe because not only does it taste fantastic but it is also really easy to make and of course the bonus is that it is syn free on the Slimming World plan!
Cheese scones are just a savoury version of the fruit scones and you swap out the raisins and the sugar and add in cheese instead for the flavour.
As with all recipes that involve cheese the stronger the type of cheese that you use the less you will actually need to add into the recipe. I like to use a strong flavoured cheddar cheese, with a mature or a vintage cheddar work the best if you are not trying for a syn free recipe but in this one and I use cottage cheese worked in with the recipe to keep the syns and the calories right down.
Once you have made your scones you can eat them hot or cold – they are actually delicious with some strawberry jam on top or of course lots of butter is fantastic if you are not watching your weight!
This recipe involves using a great cheat of a packet of instant cheese and onion potato and means that you can make these scones in record time!
- 2 packs of cheese and onion instant potato
- 4 eggs
- 1 onion
- 400g low fat cottage cheese
- 75g cheddar cheese grated
- Cooking spray
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Begin by turning on your oven and preheating it to 200ºc.
- Prepare your onions for the scones by slicing them finely and then frying them off in a hot pan with some cooking spray until they become translucent.
- In a large bowl mix together all of the ingredients and add in the cooked onions making sure to combine everything well.
- Season the ingredients with a little salt (the cheese is already salty) and as much pepper as you like.
- Use your hands to pull the mixture together and take out small amounts and roll it into a ball in your hand.
- You should have enough mixture to make at least 12 scones, and if you make them smaller you may even have a yield of around 16.
- Place the balls onto a baking tray and pat them down until they are scone shaped
- Put the scones into the oven and bake them for about 20 minutes or until they look golden brown in colour.
- Remove the cheese scones from the oven and leave them to cool on a wire wrack before serving.
Total Syns per serving: Syn free when using cheese as an HE