Although scones often are lightly sweetened, some of the best tasting scones are often savory. These savory Cheddar Chive Scones are delicious. This Cheddar and Chive Scone recipe is packed with cheddar and chives, and by extension, tons of flavor. Try pairing one of these scones alongside your favorite soup or salad for a nice lunch or light dinner.
When I think savory scones, I almost always think cheese. The cheddar chive combination in this recipe makes them utterly irresistible. The cheddar melts into the dough which creates an irresistible flavor and texture. The chives add a nice bite, and complement the cheesy flavor. These Cheddar Chive Scones make a great breakfast, snack or accompaniment to soup. Once you start eating them, quite frankly it's hard to stop, and you will want to try this cheddar chive scone recipe again, and again. They are great on their own or slathered in butter.
What is in Cheddar Chive Scones?
- The Usual Suspects: All-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder
- Heavy Whipping Cream: When I make scones, I always use heavy cream. If I do not have any on hand, I will substitute with half-and-half. However, the texture varies in substitution. The rich heavy cream makes scones ten times better! Another alternative substation for the heavy cream is buttermilk, but quantities needed will vary.
- Cheddar - shredded
- Chives - finely chopped
How do you make Cheddar Chive Scones?
If you have not yet made scones, the procedure is super simple. The key is not to over-mix.
- The first step is to whisk together your dry ingredients and the chives. Then, fold in the cheese. ("fold in the cheese" - For Schitt's Creek fans)
- Add some of the heavy cream, mix until absorbed. Add the remaining cream until combined. Pour out dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead. Form the dough into a disk, cut into eight triangles. Place on a baking sheet and chill for about an hour in the refrigerator until firm.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Brush the scones with heavy cream and bake until golden brown and dough has cooked through, about 16-20 minutes.
Can you freeze Cheddar Chive Scones?
Yes, you can freeze these scones. Place the scones in an even layer into a freezer safe zip-top bag or airtight container. If stacking, separate the layers with wax paper. Make sure to label what they are and the date they were made. They can be frozen for up to 3 months.
What to serve with cheese scones:
While these Cheddar Chive Scones are certainly good on their own, they are delicious when paired with a soup or salad. You can also try adding Whipped Devonshire cream (also known as "Clotted cream") or softened butter as condiments to be served with scones, including Cheddar and chive scones. Try slathering either atop these scones for a real treat.
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These Cheddar Chive Scones are the real deal. They are great as a breakfast, a snack, or an accompaniment to soup. Once you start eating them, quite frankly it's hard to stop. They are great on their own or slathered in butter. Make yourself a batch of Cheddar Chive Scones and basque in the deliciousness.
Cheddar Chive Scones
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp course salt
- ¼ cup chives finely chopped
- 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
- 1 ¼ cups heavy whipping cream plus more for brushing
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and chives. Fold in grated cheese.
- Add one cup of heavy cream into dry ingredients, gently mix together until cream has been completely absorbed. Add in remaining ¼ cup heavy cream. Mix just until combined.
- Lightly knead dough on a lightly floured surface. With lightly floured hands, form dough into a slightly flattened circle about 1 in thick. Using a bench scraper or knife, cut evenly into 8 triangles. Separate and place on a non-stick baking sheet, making sure to leave space between them. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 400° F. Brush scones with heavy cream. Bake for 16-20 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking, until golden brown and firmed. Remove from pan. Allow to cool before eating.