Cheese and Chive Scones

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One of my favourite scone recipes, these are lovely with a bowl of soup or hot out the oven with butter spread in them.

They are also a super option in the boys lunch boxes instead of a sandwich. The scones freeze well so I just pop a frozen scone into their boxes, knowing it will be defrosted by the time they get to lunch.

Makes 12-14 scones.

Ingredients

450g plain flour

2 tablespoons baking powder

110g butter, cubed

pinch of salt

150g cheese, grated

25g fresh chives, snipped

300mls buttermilk

1 egg, beaten

Method

Preheat the oven to 210degrees Centigrade. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.

In a large bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.

Add the butter and, using your finger tips, rub the butter in until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Add the cheese and chives and mix through.

Add the buttermilk and combine gently to form a dough.

Tip the dough onto a floured work surface, gently use your hands to flatten.

Take the cutter and cut out your scones, once there is no more space to cut, reform the dough and cut again, repeat until all of the dough is used.

Place on the baking sheet and brush with the beaten egg.

Bake for 7-10 mins until golden. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

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22 thoughts on “Cheese and Chive Scones”

  1. They look delicious, but 2 TB of baking powder makes for a bitter scone. Have you ever tried cutting back on the baking powder to 1 or 2 tsp and then adding maybe 1 and 1/2 tsp baking soda instead? I wonder if they would still rise as high? They look like American Buttermilk Biscuits.

      1. Haha if not, I’m sure the other bloggers will be happy to be nominated even if they aren’t linked. People can still look them up and you can just let them know you nominated them still.

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