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Monday, 25 August 2008

Cheese & Chive Scones


It’s Bank Holiday here in the England and it’s really lovely to enjoy time with my family! Due to spending time cooking and baking over this weekend and kicking off those shoes of mine at some point with feet-up, I am for the first time trying out scheduled posting – I do hope this works and if you’re reading this I must have got it right *smile*.



A few days ago I thought I’d bake some simple savoury cheese scones adding a few chives that I freshly cut from my garden. They went down a storm in my household, being put into lunch boxes and even a few being shared out with hubby’s colleagues at work!

Scones are such a simple bake and made in no time – a great standby to have at hand with unexpected mouths to feed, they freeze perfectly well too!



Cheese & Chive Scones

Makes at least 12 scones

Ingredients
500g (1lb 2oz) self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
100g (4 oz) butter, chopped into small squares
2 tsp English mustard powder
225g (8 oz) grated strong Cheddar cheese
2 tsp chopped chives
2 eggs, beaten
150ml (¼ pint) of milk
For The Topping
A little extra milk for brushing the tops
50g (2 oz) grated Cheddar cheese for the topping

You will need 2 baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper

Method

Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/425°F/Gas mark 7.
Sift the flour, baking powder and mustard together and place in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub in with finger tips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Now add the 225g (8 oz) grated strong Cheddar cheese and stir around gently to mix in. Next add the eggs and enough milk to form a pliable dough.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out the dough to 1cm (½ in) thickness and cut out with a 5cm 92 in) cutter. Re-roll the scraps of dough and cut out again until all the dough is used up. Place onto the lined baking trays and brush the tops lightly with a little milk and sprinkle over a small amount of grated cheese on top. Place in the preheated oven for approximately 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve sliced open with butter and more cheese and perhaps a little pickle too.


Other related recipe you may like:

Scones with Devonshire Clotted Cream & Strawberries

42 comments:

JillyB said...

Oh, I'd forgotten all about the Bank Holiday! OH is really into scones in a big way at the mo and these are a great idea. I'd forgotten all about savoury scones too! Thanks for sharing!

Cakelaw said...

Nice looking scones Rosie - I hope your hubby enjoyed them.

The Caked Crusader said...

I've never had a savoury scone but these look amazing. I just need to get my head around putting pickle on it rather than cream!

Anna said...

Ooh, they look so, so good!

Beth said...

I love cheese scones! I make big batches and freeze for lunchboxes. Great recipe

RecipeGirl said...

What a terrific idea... I've never thought to make a savory scone.

Enjoy your holiday! It's a holiday for us too since my kiddo has already come down with his first fever of the school year and will miss school today. I'll have to bake something to make him feel better, huh?

Ivy said...

Yum, these look easy to make and I am sure we will like these. Can you substitute butter with olive oil?

Sylvie said...

It has worked and your scones look wonderful!

Bridgett said...

What a lovely savory treat! These sound so easy to make as well. I have always put off making scones because I thought they were fussy to make but after reading your description I will have to try. These look delicious!

Swati said...

Super!!! They look so pretty and delicious of course!!

Cynthia said...

So cheesey good!

Gloria (Canela) said...

Rosie look so yummy and delicious!! xGloria

Coby said...

I don't think I've ever seen scones that are quite so eye-catching before Rosie, they look fabulous!

Maria said...

These scones look delish!

Maria
x

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those flavorful scones look gorgeous! I love the sandwich...

Cheers,

Rosa

bella said...

your scones look very very delicious and very yummy !

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

They look fabulous Rosie, I wish I liked savoury scones though :(

Cakespy said...

Oh my goodness--these really speak to me. I love savory scones. These are 100% enticing!!

Half Baked said...

Yum these look fantastic!

nicisme said...

Oooh, they look super!
I like making teeny, tiny ones - topped with cream cheese and smoked salmon for parties.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Yum-o! These look quite tasty!

Rosie said...

Tank you all my dear 'friends' for all your lovely comments :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Uma said...

Wooo! I love those cheese scones and of course the new color of your blog. Color matches with your name Rosie! Have a great day!

David Hall said...

Its a classic. Delicious. I can smell it now! x

Donna said...

Great looking...USA-Bisquits!!Hahaha.....Love these things!!!hughugs

Donna said...

PS-Love all the PINK!!!hughugs

Poonam said...

Really nice looking scones!

tartasacher said...

Hello Rosie:
Thank you for your comments in my blog. Your blog is a new look, is so wondeful. The recipe of scones is original and fantastic. Best and whises

Kevin said...

Those cheese scones look really good!

Lina said...

would you believe that ive never had savoury scones before?! but they look wonderful! I had clotted cream for the first time in scotland this summer tho and i loved it! yum

Rhyleysgranny said...

These look so good Rosie. Did you use red cheddar? So pretty.
xxx

Dee said...

For some reason I've only ever baked sweet scones. Silly isn't it, when these are obviously so yummy.

Hope you're having fun :)

Big Boys Oven said...

I miss having scones with clog cream ...... :(

Bellini Valli said...

Savoury scones are the best Rosie:D

Kitchen Flavours said...

Yummy is the only world which came out my mouth as i saw this pic.

AmyGray said...

Rosie, they look lovely. Your pictures are great - straight out of a magazine! :D

Amy G xxx

Grace said...

i'm typically not a scone-lover, but throw in enough cheese and i'll be unable to resist! they look like little biscuits of perfection. :)

Lore said...

Rosie did I tell you I'm a savoury (and cheese) addict? Ahaaa so you knew! Would that mean these are all for me? :D My heart would be broken if you'd say no!
YUM-OOOO!
Enjoy your holiday, hugs :)

Haley said...

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natalia said...

Ciao Rosie ! I just came back from vacations and your scones look like the first thing I'm going to bake !

Rosie said...

Thank you all so very much for all your very kind comments and for taking the time to call by :)

Granny, yes I used red cheddar in these scones :)

Lore passing the scones over to you now :)

Pleased you like the new colour of my blog - I thought I'd go girly pink this time *giggle*

Best wishes to you my 'dear' friends - Rosie

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

These look delicous! There's nothing so good as English scones. I'm going to pluck up some courage and try a batch soon - I've not had success before.