Cheddar Chive Scones
No special tools are required for these simple Cheddar Chive Scones. They’re made only with flour, cream, cheddar, chives, and a smidge of baking powder, sugar, and salt.
If you’ve been around Fifteen Spatulas for a while, you should be no stranger to scones, biscuits, or the cheddar + chive combination. They are some of my favorite things, and last weekend I had a craving for some scones. It had been too long!
I’m realizing as I’m putting the final edits on this post, that these totally look like biscuits instead of scones (though they are in fact scones). The reason? I grew up eating these wonderful Sconehenge scones in the Bay Area, and instead of triangles, their scones are these round, soft biscuit-looking scones. I truly miss eating them, and am looking forward to eating some when I’m home for Christmas later this year. But whether you cut these scones into rounds or into triangles, they’re delicious!
They’re also very simple.
Grate some cheddar and cut up some fresh chives:
Mix them in a big bowl with flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt:
Make a well in the center and pour heavy cream into the middle:
Gently toss the dry ingredients with the liquid until you get a clumpy dough:
Shape the scone dough into a square (or circle, whatever you’d like):
And either cut it into triangles, squares, or rounds:
Then they’re ready to bake:
Cheddar Chive Scones
- 10 oz all purpose flour, by weight (2 cups, measured)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 oz cheddar cheese grated
- 1/2 oz fresh chives
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Whisk to combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cheddar cheese, and chives.
- Make a well in the center and add the heavy cream. Gently toss the dry ingredients into the liquid, gradually moistening the dough. Take care not to overstir or work the dough too much, or the scones will be tough.
- Shape the dough into a square and cut the dough into pieces, either into 12 triangles or 12 pieces cut with a metal cutter. Place the scones on the sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes, until the dough reaches 190 F. Enjoy!