Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cheese and Chive Scones


I'm doing some data collection in a school for my dissertation. The children cook something each week, and last week it was these cheese and chive scones. It filled the school with a wonderful smell and made us all very hungry! One of the teachers gave me the recipe so that I could make them at home. I went straight to the shops to buy the ingredients, and made them that evening!

Recipe:
- 230g plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 50 butter
- 100g cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 tbsp chives
- 140ml milk

1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees.
2. Put the flour and salt into a bowl.
3. Chop the butter into small pieces, and add to the flour. Either using your fingers or a fork, break the butter up and rub it into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs.
4. Add half of the chives and cheese.
5. Add the milk, and form it into a ball.
6. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until it is smooth.
7. Roll the dough out until it is about 1 inch (2.5cm) thick, then cut out circles with a pastry cutter. Or something round, a glass will even do.
8. Put them onto a greased baking tray, lightly brush them with milk and bake them for 10 minutes.
9. When they come out of the oven, sprinkle the rest of the cheese and chives over the top, then place back in the over for 1-2 minutes, so the cheese can melt.

These are best served warm, cut in half with butter. I put chilli jam in the middle of mine and they were fantastic. You can also eat these cold.

Zoe x

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