Cheese and Chive Scones

Cheese and Chive Scones

These cheese and chive scones are incredibly light, nothing like the stodgy ones sold pre packed in supermarkets. Lovely and cheesy with a subtle hint of chives, you’ll find it hard to just have one as they taste so good.

They’re perfect for afternoon tea, as a snack or even in a packed lunch.

For the most flavoursome scones use a good mature cheddar cheese, no mild cheese here thank you very much. Another top tip of mine is to snip the chives with scissors, as it’s much easier than chopping with a knife.

Cheese and Chive scones

Ingredients (Makes 7 or 8 depends on cutter size)

225g self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
50g unsalted butter (softened)
100g mature cheddar cheese (grated)
1 teaspoon snipped chives
150ml semi skimmed milk plus extra for brushing

Method

1. Pre heat your oven to Fan 200c. Put the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and stir together.

2. Add the butter and rub together using your finger tips so it resembles breadcrumbs.

3. Stir in 75g of the cheese and the chives.

4. Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk. Using a blunt edge knife cut through the mixture to form a sticky dough.

5. Tip the dough onto a floured surface and bring it together so it is no longer sticky, then roll out using a rolling pin so that it is 2.5 cm (1 inch) thick.

6. Using a 6cm round cutter cut out as many rounds as possible and then reshape the dough and cut out the remaining rounds. I managed to get 7 scones but if you use a 5cm cutter you should get 8 scones.

7. Place the scones on a non stick tray, brush with a little milk and top with the remaining 25g of grated cheese.

8. Bake for 12 minutes until golden brown.

9. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the tray and then transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy warm or cold sliced with lashings of butter.

Cheese and Chive Scones

Cheese and Chive scones

So if you’re a fan of cheese like me, why not have a go at baking a batch of cheese and chive scones.

Happy baking.

Julie
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37 thoughts on “Cheese and Chive Scones

    • Julie says:

      Thanks Mel, they’re so easy to make and I think you’ll like the result. The chives are subtle as I’ve only used a 1 teaspoon, add more if you want a more intense chive taste.

  1. Corina says:

    I love cheese scones warm from the oven. It’s given me the idea to bake some to put in the freezer as I’m pregnant at the moment and taking these out when I need a snack would be lovely, and better than something sweet which I tend to do at the moment.

  2. TwinsplusTwo says:

    I LOVE cheese and cheese scones are my absolute favourite -well, home made ones are, shop bought are often too dry. Interesting idea to add chives – kind of obvious but not something I have ever thought to try! Will definitely be adding some to my next batch. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Emily @amummytoo says:

    I love pretty much all scones but these look particularly wonderful. I would love one right now. Thanks for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve pinned and tweeted this post, and I see you’ve already joined in the fresh linky for this week. Hurrah!

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