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Savory Cheesy Chive Scones #BakingBloggers

This month, Sue of Palatable Pastime told the Baking Bloggers: "Share your favorite scones with us in March. Sweet or savory! Bonus points if you drop them off at my house." Here's our virtual scone shop...

Savory Cheesy Chive Scones 

As I usually do, my tastes lean to the savory side when I have an option. Though I have baked plenty of scones that are sweet such as: Candied Coffee Bacon and Cream Scones, Strawberry-Cream Scones, Double Buddha's Hand Scones, and Roasted Rhubarb Scones. This time I decided to go completely savory with shredded asiago cheese and chives.

Ingredients makes 8
  • 2-1/2 C flour + more, as needed
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 C (1 stick) salted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C buttermilk + more for drizzling
  • 1 C grated cheese (I used asiago cheese) + more for sprinkling
  • 2 T snipped organic chives + more for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut the butter into the flour with a pastry cutter or food processor. Whisk in egg and combine with the buttermilk. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just moistened.

Stir in the cheese and chives and mix lightly. The dough will be very sticky. With floured hands, press the dough into a disc on your baking sheet or stone. Cut the disc into 8 wedges and pull them apart from each other.

Drizzle each scone with a spoonful of buttermilk.

Sprinkle each scone with about a teaspoon more of grated cheese.

Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 22 minutes until golden brown on the edges.

Serve immediately with a sprinkling of more snipped chives.

Next month the group will be back, sharing recipes that use herbs. Stay tuned...


  1. Those sound absolutely delicious! That beautiful golden cheese on top is so inviting.

  2. These look perfect to go with a hot bowl of Irish stew for St. Patrick's Day!

  3. These would be amazing served with a big bowl of soup.

  4. I love, love, love cheesy scones! Your cheese chive combo would be great with soup, Camilla! Or just alone as a snack. Yum!

  5. I love cheesy scones! Or anything cheesy. Your scones look so tender and flaky.

  6. I would love one of these with a bowl of soup. YUM

  7. Scones looks so flaky, cheesy and yum, love the flavor of chives in it!

  8. Love that you chose to go savory for this challenge. These would be great with a big ol' bowl of hot soup!

  9. Yum! I love how you sprinkled the tops with the cheese too!


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