Cheese & chive scones

Cheese and Chive scones

Flakey, flavourful cheese and chive scones are perfect for breakfast or brunch and makes a great savory addition to an afternoon tea table. They are pretty awesome lunchbox fillers too. 
Course Baked goods, Scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 -8 scones
Author Alida Ryder


  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter cubed (the butter needs to be firm but not rock hard. You want to be able to rub it in with the flour without struggling too much)
  • 1 cup mature cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons chives finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg for egg washing


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°c and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  • Add the butter and with your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until you have a mixture resembling coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Add the cheese and chives and mix through.
  • With a knife, cut the milk into the flour and butter mixture.until you have a soft dough.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and working very gently, bring together into a disc around 3-4cm in height. With a very sharp cookie cutter, cut out scones then place onto the lined baking tray. Bring the remainder of the dough together and repeat the cutting process until all the dough has been used.
  • Whisk the egg then brush the tops of your scones and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the scones are risen and golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with butter.