This recipe for four delectable, fluffy, savoury scones loaded with cheese that can be baked in your air fryer is quick and simple to prepare.


Cheese scones are a tasty, easy bread that’s perfect for a salty snack. Additionally, using your air fryer to make cheese scones is quite practical and perfect for small batches. Scones bake most evenly when cooked on high heat, and the air fryer’s circulating heat helps assure this. Because of its smaller size and fan, an air fryer will heat up faster than your oven. Moreover, the cost of cooking in an air fryer is around half that of cooking in a conventional oven.

SET UP TIME: Five minutes

TO COOK: Eleven minutes

COMPLETE TIME: Sixteen minutes

COURSE: Breakfast, Snack, Baking, Afternoon Tea

British and Scottish Cuisine


  1. 150 g (one and a half cups) Self-raising flour
  2. ½tsp Baking powder
  3. Forty grams (40 g) butter
  4. ¼ teaspoon cayenne powder and ¼ teaspoon mustard powder
  5. 50 g, or ½ cup finely grated cheddar cheese
  6. 20 g (2 tablespoons) of shredded cheddar
  7.  80 ml (⅓ cups) of milk


  1. 150 g (1 ¼ cups) of self-raising flour should be weighed. Then, add ½ tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, and ¼ tsp mustard powder to a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Add 40 g (3 tablespoons) of small-cube-sized butter.
  3. Gently work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. OR pulse the ingredients in a food processor.
  4. Stir through 50 g (½ cup) of finely grated cheese into the flour mixture in the bowl. Alternatively, add to the food processor and briefly pulse to blend.
  5. If necessary, preheat the air fryer.
  6. Pour 80 ml, or ⅓ cup, of milk into the bowl with the dry mixture. You might need a tiny bit extra milk, or you might not need all of it.
  7. Using a blunt knife, combine the mixture until a soft dough forms. Then, using your hands, shape the dough into a ball. After lightly dusting the work surface with additional flour, flatten the dough into a disc that is about 2 cm deep.
  8. Cut four scones with a basic 6 cm (2 ½ in) cutter. To ensure you use all of the dough, carefully pat the dough back together. There could be some dough left over, but not enough to make another whole scone.
  9. Four scones should be spread out on a piece of baking paper that has been placed in the air fryer’s base.
  10. Brush a little extra milk over the tops of the scones with a pastry brush.
  11. Top the scones with 20 g (2 tbsp) of coarsely shredded cheese.
  12. Once closed, adjust the temperature to 185C (365F). For eleven minutes, bake the scones.
  13. Take out and let cool on a cooling rack after using the air fryer.
  14. Butter is served with the scones.

NOTES: Safety Information
When preheating your air fryer, do not place the baking parchment inside. As a result of air circulation, the paper will rise and burn on the heating element. It is safe to insert the parchment and arrange the scones on top of the air fryer once it has heated up. It’s completely safe because the scones’ weight will hold the paper in place.

Nutrition Facts: 292 kcal of calories, 29g of carbohydrates, 9g of protein, 15g of fat, 9g of Saturated Fat, 1g of polyunsaturated fat, 4g of monounsaturated fat, 0.3g of trans fat, 41 mg of cholesterol ,188 milligrammes of sodium ,138 milligrammes of potassium ,1g of fibre, 1g of sugar, Vitamin A: 511IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 179mg, Iron: 0.4mg

Recipe by: Janice Pattie

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