Soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside, cheesy and oh so delicious. These cheese and chive savoury scones are perfect for an afternoon tea party, pot luck, bridal shower or snack!
Hello friends! Happy Wednesday and happy spring! Wooooo spring is finally here. Don’t worry if you’re in the northern hemisphere, I have a gorgeous fall recipe coming for you next week!
I love making scones, whether they’re my famous 3 ingredients lemonade scones, or these gorgeous savoury scones, scones are a perfect idea for any occasion. These cheese and chive scones are no exception.
These were an absolute hit in the office this week, so if you’re a savoury fan, these are the scones for you. And guess what, they’re really easy to make too! You can easily whip up a batch before your occasion, and they taste absolutely gorgeous straight out of the oven slathered in butter!
How To Make Savoury Scones
This savoury scone recipe is super simple and quick to make. You’ll require the following ingredients;
- self-raising flour – self raising flour is used a lot more in Australian baking than American baking. I haven’t tried with plan, all purpose flour but you can add 1 teaspoon of baking powder per cup of flour.
- sugar – to add a touch of sweetness
- 65g of salted butter, cubed
- 1/2 tsp salt
- salted butter
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
- 2 tbsp of freshly chopped chives
- 1/3 cup of grated parmesan
- 1/3 cup of tasty cheese
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- extra milk and cheese to top
You’ll also need a few of the following handy utensils and kitchen tools.
- a large bowl for mixing the savoury scone dough
- a stainless steel knife to cut or mix the dough
- 1 mason jar or similar sized cookie cutter to shape your dough
- 38x22cm rectangular baking dish or dish big enough to fit 12 scones in.
What To Do To Make Savoury Scones
To make these scones, you’ll need to complete the following steps.
- Place flour, sugar, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
- Add the butter and use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until it resembled bread crumbs. This usually takes between 8-10 minutes.
- Make a small well in the middle of the flour, and add in the chives, cheese and use a knife to mix the dough together. To do this, you almost want to ‘cut’ the dough until it’s well combined.
- Next pour the dough onto a floured surface and knead until combined.
- Then shape the dough into a round disc measuring around 4cm/2inches in height.
- Use your mason jar to cut out scones – this should make between 12-13.
- Place your scones on your baking dish lined with paper, then bake for 15-20 minutes.
How Do I Know When My Scones Are Cooked?
To make sure your scones are cooked, you’ll need to do the old tap test. Scones should be lightly browned on top, and sound hollow when you tap them.
My oven is relatively uneven so the scones in the front cooked quicker than the scones at the back, so I had to rotate the dish halfway through and had to cook them a touch longer than the other side.
Keep checking them through the cooking process, but ideally the colour should be a golden brown on top.
How To Serve Savoury Scones
These savoury scones are best served warm and with butter. The butter gets all melted and delicious!
These can be stored in an air-tight container for a day or so, to serve, reheat in the microwave for 10-15 seconds until they’re warmed.
These scones are fabulous for a special occasion – mothers day, easter, afternoon tea or a pot luck snack for work! Regardless, these scones are your go-to savoury scone recipe!
Georgie x x
Cheese and Chive Savoury Scones
- 3 1/2 cups self raising flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 65/2.2 g/oz butter, cubed
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 tbsp fresh chives
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
- 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, finely grated
- extra cheese and milk for top
- Preheat oven to 200C/400F
- Line your large baking tray with parchment paper.
- Add the flour, salt, pepper and sugar to a large bowl and stir.
- Add the cubed butter, and use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. This should take around 8-10 minutes.
- Make a well in the centre of the flour, then add in the milk, cheese and chives.
- Use a knife to 'cut' the mixture, combining it together well.
- Dust a clean surface with flour, then turn out the dough to knead. Continue to add flour if the dough gets too sticky.
- Shape the dough into a disc measuring a height of 4cm/2 inches. Dip your mason jar or cookie cutter into flour, then cut out round discs of dough.
- Place the dough discs in your prepared baking tray. It doesn't matter if they touch. You should make around 12 scones.
- Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, checking every so often to ensure they're cooking evenly.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately with butter.
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