These cheese and chive scones and very savory and very tasty. You can serve them with just a good helping of butter (I know, not good for the new year resolutions) or broken up as croutons with some lovely winter warming soup.
Look at these beauties. Home baking at it’s simplest. Even the kids can help with these…
1. Get the ingredients together
Not too many ingredients for these cheese and chive scones. It’s basically self-raising flour, butter, cheese and chives, with milk for binding. However, I do use a touch of baking powder to help with lift and some salt and paprika for seasoning. The paprika us optional though.
2. Prepare the dry ingredients
To prepare the dry ingredients for the cheese and chive scones, first, sieve twice the flour, baking powder, salt, and paprika. It’s important there are no lumps in the flour and, more importantly, that these dry ingredients are mixed together.
Now cut the butter into cubes and add to the flour mix. It’s now time to make a crumble. To do this, just gently rub the butter and flour mix in between your hands until you have a crumble. This actually takes less time than you think and doesn’t have to be perfect.
Once complete, the crumble for the scones should look something like this:
Now do the same with the cheese and chives.
And that’s it. Your dry ingredients are ready.
3. Make the cheese and chive scone dough
To make the dough just make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add 3/4 of the milk.
Now mix this together to make a dough ball. If too dry just add some more milk, a little at a time. You want the dough firm but pliable, for rolling.
4. Make the cheese and chive scones
First, turn the oven on to pre-heat at 200C 180C Fan and place a baking tray in the oven to heat up.
Let the dough rest for 5 minutes and then, using a rolling pin, roll the dough to around 2 cm thickness and cut into scones. I actually used a rosti tin because I couldn’t find my pastry cutters, but anything round will do. Even a coffee cup.
Once cut remove the baking tray from the oven and place the cheese and chive scones on a baking tray and brush a little milk over the top.
Finally, cover the cheese and chive scones with grated cheese.
5. Bake the cheese and chive scones
Now, simply place the scones in the oven and bake for around 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese has browned on the top of the scones.
Once baked the scones should look like this:
And that’s it. Fantastic savoury cheese and chive scones. Eat on there own or add any filling you like. How about cream cheese and smoked salmon? Yum.
I hope you like this short post and give these beauties a go. If you do let me know how you get on. I’d love to know.
As always, many thanks for reading and until next time… Steve.
Cheese and chive scones. I love these savoury beauties. Serve with just a good helping of butter, or use as croutons with some wonderful warming soup. Yum! | theyumyumclub.com
- 225 grams self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Pinch paprika (optional)
- Pinch salt
- 55 grams butter, cubed
- 120 grams mature cheddar cheese
- 1 bunch chives, chopped
- 90 ml milk
First, get all of the ingredients together.
Next, make the dry ingredients mix by first sieving twice the flour, paprika, baking powder and salt.
Now, add the cubed butter and rub in between your hands to make a crumble.
Now, add the cheese and chives and do the same.
Make a well in the dry ingredient mix and add 3/4 of the milk.
Mix together to form a firm and pliable dough. If too dry just add some more milk a little at a time.
Now, turn the oven on to pre-heat at 200C / 180C Fan and add a baking tray in the oven to heat.
Next, roll the dough to around 2 cm thickness and cut the scones using a circular cutter. Now place on the pre-heated tray and brush with milk.
Finally, sprinkle some grated cheese over each scone.
Now bake in the oven for around 15-20 minutes or until the cheese has browned on top.
And there you have it. Wonderful savoury cheese and chive scones ready for eating. Yum!