At GAIN we want to get everyone baking scones and organising tea parties this summer to help raise awareness of Guillain-Barré syndrome, CIDP and the associated inflammatory neuropathies. To help you along the way, we’ve been publishing some recipe ideas, including cakes and biscuits. We’ve already posted a recipe for sweet cherry scones, now here’s one for cheesy scones, to satisfy those guests with a more savoury palette.
225g self-raising flour
1 pinch salt
25g grated Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas mark 7. Lightly grease a baking tray.
- Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter.
- Stir in the cheese and then the milk and combine to make a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured work surface and gently knead. Shape it in to an oval about 2cm thick. Cut into 6 – 8 pieces (you could use GAIN cookie cutters for this) depending on how large you want your scones to be and place on the baking tray.
- Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk.
- Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes until well risen and golden. Cool on a wire rack.
Fun(d) raising ideas
We want all your tea party guests to have fun, as well as find out a bit more about GBS and donate some money to help those who’ve been newly diagnosed. We’ve put our heads together and come up with some ideas for fund raising activities you could run alongside your tea party.
Book sale – ask your guests (both young and old) to donate a few books and set out a table for a book sale. Hopefully they’ll buy a few to take away with them.
Creative cupcakes – bake some cupcakes and then leave them plain so that your guests can decorate them to their own taste for a small donation. They then get to eat the cake afterwards!