Cheddar and Chives Scones
These savory Cheddar and Chives scones are have a flaky inside and a have a crumbly, melt in your mouth outside with the perfect flavor of chives and bits of sharp cheddar cheese.
Servings: 8 Scones
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 8 tbsp butter
- ½ cup heavy cream cold
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese cut into very small cubes
- 3 tbsp freshly chopped chives
Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and garlic powder together in a large bowl. Cut the cold butter into small cubes. Add it to the flour mixture and combine with a pastry cutter until the mixture comes together looking like big crumbs.
Whisk heavy cream and the egg in a small bowl. Drizzle over the flour mixture. Add small cubes of cheddar cheeses and freshly chopped chives and mix together until everything is moistened.
Drop dough onto floured surface and work dough into a ball. Dough will be sticky. If it’s too sticky, add a little more flour. If it seems too dry, add 1-2 more Tablespoons heavy cream.
Press into an 8-inch disc and, with a sharp knife cut into into 8 wedges. Place scones on a liked baking sheet about 2 inches apart and refrigerate at least 15 or 20 minutes or overnight.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and lightly browned. Larger scones take closer to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy warm.