Cheese and Chive Scones, a fantastic savoury scone recipe for breakfast, brunch or your afternoon tea party. The combo cheddar cheese and parmesan is always a big hit, and the addition of fresh chives brings not only colour, but big flavours too. Serve the scones with plenty of salted butter, and you are in for a treat.
For the first time ever I got to experience the satisfaction of growing my own plants and herbs this year. It's such a nice feeling getting to use fresh produce that taste and smell heavenly good.
I always wasted so much money on fresh herbs that ended up in the bin if not used up in time. Especially parsley and dill, and being able to just get some whenever I need from my tiny "garden" on my balcony is priceless.
These chives might not look perfect like the ones in the shops, but they are homegrown, and for me they are perfect. And when I had to come up with a nice dish to put them to good use, scones seem to be just the right recipe.
They are dead easy to make, and ready in well under 30 minutes from scratch. The whole kitchen is filled with a wonderful smell of freshly-baked goodies - what a treat that is!
- plain flour - there is no need for self-raising flour for this recipe
- baking powder - gives the scones the lift they need
- butter - I prefer salted butter
- grated white cheddar cheese
- chopped chives
- grated parmesan
- full-fat milk - semi-skimmed also ok, but not skimmed
If you have a good basic scone recipe, the sky is the limit when it comes to ingredients to add to it. If you go for the savoury kind, cheese and chive is just one idea, you can basically add anything else that takes your fancy: cooked bacon or ham, chorizo, any kind of peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and so on.
Step-by-step photos and instructions
- in a bowl, add the flour, baking powder and cold butter, and use your fingertips to rub them together until it resembles breadcrumbs
- add the chopped chives, grated cheeses and milk, and knead gently to get an elastic dough
- roll it with a rolling pin to a thickness of about 1 cm or half an inch, then use a round cookie cutter to cut out circles
- bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit) for about 15 minutes or until golden.
And that's our delicious cheese and chive scone recipe - an absolute treat for every occasion!
These scones are a fantastic appetizer for every party and celebration. I prefer serving them with more butter, or herby butter - you can use something similar to the one I used for my Chicken Kiev.
There is no need to refrigerate them, they keep well at room temperature for a few good days.
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Cheese and Chive Scones
- 350 g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 100 g butter
- 1 cup grated white cheddar cheese
- ½ cup chopped chives
- 2 tablespoon grated parmesan
- 100 ml full-fat milk
- In large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and add the cold butter cut into cubes.
- Use your fingertips to rub them all together until the flour resembles breadcrumbs.
- Add the cheeses, chives and milk, and knead gently to get an elastic dough.
- Use a rolling pin to roll it to a thickness of about 1 cm or half an inch.
- Use round cookie cutter or a glass to cut out circles.
- Bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit) for about 15 minutes or until golden.
- Serve warm or cold with plenty of butter.
- Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
- The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.