Cheddar and Chive Scones

Cheddar and Chive Scones
Frances Janisch

Serves 8
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
45
minutes

Ingredients

2
cups
all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon
sugar
1
tablespoon
baking powder
1 1/4
teaspoons
kosher salt
1
stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut into a 1/4-inch dice
2/3
cup
heavy cream, plus 1 tablespoon for brushing
1
cup
(about 4 ounces) grated Cheddar
1
tablespoon
finely chopped fresh chives

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 425° F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives held crisscross fashion, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 2/3 cup of the cream. Add the Cheddar and chives and use your hands to combine; the dough should be crumbly. Knead the dough a couple of times until it comes together.
  3. Gently pat it into a ball, then flatten slightly into a 1-inch-thick disk. Transfer to a baking sheet. Slice into quarters, then cut each quarter in half. Brush the top with the remaining cream. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden.
Sara Quessenberry
October 2005

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 356
  • Fat 25 g
  • Sat Fat 15 g
  • Cholesterol 76 mg
  • Sodium 581 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Carbohydrate 27 g
  • Sugar 2 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Iron 2 mg
  • Calcium 226 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.