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Cheddar and Chive Savory Scones

Cheddar and Chive Savory Scones

If you are looking for something new to add to your bread box - these little beauties are perfect! As easy as biscuits to make but twice as tasty!

Course bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
330 kcal
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 3 large eggs 2 for scones and one for egg wash
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk or 1 tablespoon vinegar and 2/3 cup milk combined. Will thicken up like buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup grated sharp cheddar plus additional 1/4 cup to put on top of each scone
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives or green onions in a pinch

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into the flour with a pastry cutter or food processor.
  3. Whisk 2 eggs and combine with the buttermilk. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just moist.
  4. Stir in the cheddar and chives and mix lightly. The dough will be sticky.
  5. Turn the sticky dough out onto a well floured board and knead lightly. Cut dough in half. Roll each half into a circle...about 3/4 inch thick. Cut each circle into 4 wedges.
  6. Whisk remaining egg in a small dish and brush on top of the scones.
  7. Let the scones rest for about 10 minutes before baking (you will get a higher, fluffier scone as the baking powder activates)
  8. Sprinkle each scone with about a tablespoon of grated cheese.

  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have buttermilk, add one tablespoon of white or apple cider vinegar to the milk and stir. The milk will thicken up and cook just like buttermilk!
Substitute gruyere, parmasan or any other hard grated cheese for the cheddar.
Add bacon, green onions or even cooked ground sausage for a new twist!
Reheat in oven at 300 degrees for 7-8 minutes.
Will keep for about 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Cheddar and Chive Savory Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 497mg 21%
Potassium 252mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 11.4%
Calcium 17.4%
Iron 12.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.