Growing Chefs! Ontario Chive Cheddar Scones

Chive Cheddar Scones

These biscuits are the perfect savoury treat and are oh so flaky!
Makes 12 scones
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed and chilled1/2 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated1 teaspoon salt1/2 cup buttermilk, chilled1/4 bunch chives, chopped


Shredded cheddar cheese2 tablespoons butter, melted
Mixing bowls of various sizesMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsCutting boardCheese graterPairing knifeWooden spoonSpatulaBaking sheet with parchment paperRound cookie cutterRolling pinSmall potPastry brush or spoonDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Measure out the flour, baking powder, salt, and buttermilk.

Cut up the butter into squares roughly the size of a penny and put into a bowl in the fridge.

Chop chives and grate cheese

Get Cooking!

In a large mixing bowl stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, cheese, and chives, put in the fridge to chill.

Working quickly, mix together the chilled butter, with the flour mixture squishing the butter up with your fingers so they are mostly all flat pieces. Try not to warm the butter too much.

Mix in the buttermilk and stir until a shaggy dough forms. You should still be able to see pieces of butter throughout.

Dump the dough onto a well floured surface and begin to roll out so that the dough is 1 ¼ inch thick. Cut out round biscuits and place them on a baking sheet.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and brush the tops of the biscuits and chill them for 15 minutes. Top with cheddar cheese.

Bake the biscuits for about 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown and flaky.