Friday, January 27, 2012

Cheddar and chive scones

It's time for the daring baker challenge and for this month, we are baking scones...Scones are small Scottish quick bread which can be either lightly sweetened or savory...

Audax Artifex was our January 2012 Daring Bakers’ host. Aud worked tirelessly to master light and fluffy scones (a/k/a biscuits) to help us create delicious and perfect batches in our own kitchens!

So here is the recipe

All you need is

All purpose flour-1 cup
Baking powder-2 tsp
Baking soda-1\4 tsp
Salt-1\4 tsp
Unsalted butter-2 tbsp
Cold milk- 1\2 cup
Cheddar cheese-1\2 cup
Chives- 2 tbsp(finely chopped )
1 tbsp milk for glazing

Method of preparation

Grate the butter and freeze till required
Pre heat the oven to 450 degrees
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt  3 times
Add chives and grated cheese and refrigerate for 10 minutes
In a bowl mix together flour and butter
Rub the butter into the flour till it resembles very course bread crumbs with some pea size pieces (I used my pastry cutter to mix the flour with butter...)
Add the milk and mix till it forms a sticky dough
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat with your finger tips to form a rectangle
Fold and turn the dough 3-4 times very gently to get layers in your scones
Finally pat the dough to a 6" by 4"rectangle (3\4" thick)
With a sharp knife , cut the dough into small pieces
Refrigerate for 20 minutes
Bake for 10-12 minutes
Immediately transfer the scones to a wire rack
Serve hot with some butter


  1. Perfectly made scones, looks awesome.

  2. These look amazing! beautiful clicks!

  3. These look amazing! I love scones but have always avoided making them b/c they are so high in butter & cream. Love how these use so little butter & use no cream!

  4. they look so delicious, fabulous scones..

  5. So beautiful photos!!!!! And your scones are perfect :)



  7. Scones look so flavorful and perfect

  8. oh my... these look delectable! first of all im in awe that u are a part of DB, & these scones look mind blowing... love the flavour too & lovely pics :)

  9. Wat a prefectly baked scones, looks absolutely stunning and incredible..

  10. Amazing pics, the clarity is incredible.

    Would love a bite of that scone....

  11. Amazing pics, they are so clear.....Love those scones

  12. Hey Neha ! Your new follower ;D Your blog looks really great and very interesting ! Your scones and photos looks AMAZING !!! Really glad that you dropped by ;)

  13. scones are attractive to eat just now.

  14. Simply gorgeous savoury scones, very nice for a change to the sweet ones. I truly will enjoy these scones and thats a wonderful add-on, the chives. Must have been simply flavors but tasty.

  15. Love the flavor..looks so delicious

  16. lovely scones..loved the colours in it

  17. First time in ur scones r just perfectly made...drool worthy.....u hav a wonderful space here.......following u visit my space in ur free time :-)



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