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!
Why I Love this Recipe
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!
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. To make your own SR flour, add 2 teaspoons of baking powder for every 1 cup of plain flour.
Sugar - to add a touch of sweetness
Salted Butter - colder than room temperature, cut into cubes. You will need to be able to rub the butter into the flour.
Milk - whole milk is fine, and you will need a little extra to brush on the top.
Fresh Chives - about 2 tablespoons of chopped chives.
Cheese - this recipe calls for two types of cheeses - tasty cheese (cheddar) and parmesan.
What Equipment Do I Need?
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.
How to Make this Recipe
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.
Tips & Tricks for Success
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.
What happens if my dough is too wet?
Your dough should be wet enough that you can work it without getting it stuck to your hands too much.
If your dough is too wet, add a little more flour - about a tablespoon at a time until its workable again.
What Should I Serve My Scones With?'
These are best served heated or straight from the oven with a generous lathering of butter.
They go beautifully with a soup for the winter as well.
How Do I Store my scones?
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
Want More Great Scone Recipes?
- Three Ingredient Lemonade Scones
- Blackberry Scones with Lavender
- Pumpkin Scones via Cook It Real Good
- Chocolate Chip Scones via A Baking Journey
Cheese and Chive Savoury Scones
- 3 ½ cups self raising flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 65/2.2 g/oz butter cubed
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 3 tablespoon fresh chives
- ⅓ cup parmesan cheese finely grated
- ⅓ 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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Kelly Anthony says
You had me at soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside, and cheesy. Sounds like the most perfect scone to me!
thanks Kelly, they are beautiful!
Oh scones are my jam! But I have never made savory ones before. Silly me! Can't wait to try this flavor combo. And love the tap test..will have to try that on this batch 🙂
it's the easiest way to test a scone! And savoury scones are really underrated, they're so good!
These cheese and chive scones look so easy to make and perfect with pasta or with a roast dinner on Sundays.
roast dinner would be great to have them with! they also work really well with soups!
Veena Azmanov says
This sounds interesting and tasty to make. Looks cheesy, buttery and yum.
they're really really delicious!
Ashley @ Sweetpea Lifestyle says
Thank you, Georgie for this recipe! It was just delightful served with goat cheese grits!
Adrianne Jamieson says
Oh yum!! Cheese and chive, yes please! I can' wait to try this recipe it sounds like it would taste amazing!!
Jacqueline Meldrum says
Those look so good. They'd be wonderful served with soup and I am so glad you cut them round the traditional way. I see so many scones cut into triangles, but it means you don't get an even bake, some of the scone will just be hard and a scone should always be light and fluffy like yours.
ps did you know when they touch like that while baking it's called a baker's kiss.
These scones look so delicious and perfect for weekend brunch! i love this flavors combination - cheese and chive are so good together!
These scones are PHENOMENAL! I can't wait to try these out in my kitchen and smother them with butter! Thanks for sharing!
These look so tasty! I know they will make the perfect starter to my steak dinner tomorrow night! I also love how easy they are to make and prep and cooking time is a breeze making these an easy to make scones recipe multiple times a week! Thanks!