Cheese and Chive Scones …

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Scones are the perfect snack food … great for afternoon tea when friends stop by for a visit and ideal for an after-school treat. Recently on the blog I shared my recipe for Plain Scones along with my tips for ensuring you get a great result every single time … it’s all about the touch … the lighter the better!

This is another of my favourite family recipes … Cheese and Chive Scones. These tend to be a little denser because of the cheese, so they won’t rise quite as much, but boy do they taste good anyway! Enjoy!

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Cheese and Chive Scones …
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Serves: 12
Ingredients …
  • 3 ½ cups self-raising flour (I used gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 60 g butter, chopped and at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • ½ teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • ½ cup grated cheese (I used tasty)
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons extra milk, for brushing
  • ¼ cup extra cheese
Method …
  1. Preheat oven to 200C (fan forced). Spray 2 round cake tins with cooking spray (or 1 larger slice pan)
  2. Sift flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add butter and rub into flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  3. Make a well in the centre and add milk, chives, dried herbs and cheese. Using a knife, “cut” or mix the dough until it is just combined.
  4. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently and quickly knead. Press out dough to about 3 cm thick. Cut out scones and then gently knead leftover dough and repeat until all used.
  5. Place scones in cake tin, just touching. Brush surface of scones with extra milk and sprinkle with extra cheese. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Scones will sound hollow when tapped on the top. If there is insufficient dough to fill a second cake tin, knead dough into one large circle also about 3 cm thick, use a knife to mark wedges on the surface so it can be separated after cooking.

Clever Tricks, Tips and Hints …

  • When cutting out scones, dip the cutter into flour so it cuts through the dough easier and prevents sticking to the cutter.

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  1. I have not had cheese and chives scones for soooo long. My mum used to make these for me for school lunches. Thanks for the memory hun xx

    • I love it when food brings back fond childhood memories … good for the soul, don’t you think!