Cheese and Chive Scones | Cooking With Kids

Let me set the scene, you are wide awake on a Friday night/Saturday morning, you are less than a week into half term and you know that if you don't online shop you all may die in a supermarket trying to do a food shop with 4 kids in tow. So you do your online shop and you sleepily check out and all that jazz...Monday morning comes and you have promised the kids a picnic, you log into your app to check what time your shop is coming. Except's its not. You didn't actually check out and your weather app, says that its gonna start raining soon and its gonna rain until approximately 2 minutes past bedtime. You really do not fancy venturing out to the food shop let alone enjoying a soggy sandwich picnic! You search the cupboards and all you can find is some flour and a scraping of baking powder. And in the fridge the salad drawer is bare, alongside some 'it will do salad' you find some sorry looking chives,  a lump of cheese, a scoop of butter and the bottom of the tub and there's just enough milk for the rest of the day (if nobody comes around  for a cuppa) you're thinking to yourself sh*t sh*t sh*t... not even any bread to make a sarnie for the kids, you're gonna have to go shopping. In the pouring rain. With the kids in tow.

Well stop, stop right there.

That was before you read this post.

That was before you read this super easy recipe for cheese and chive scones,  oh and don't worry that the picnic was cancelled this recipe is one that you can cook with kids so should keep that boredom at bay, but it can get a little messy what with flour flying around...don't say I didn't warn you!

What you need: 
100g flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 medium spoon of butter
25g mature cheese 
Chives (to taste)
Milk (just enough to bind all the ingredients)

equipment: scales, mixing spoon, mixing bowl, cheese grater, scissors, round cutters, baking tray, silicone brush, jug

Weigh out the flour and the baking powder and empty into a bowl. Add the butter, and get ready to get messy! Rub the butter and flour together using your fingers, I find that telling the kids to tickle it seems to minimise the mess a little, keep going until it looks like crumbs.

Next grate the cheese and add it to a bowl, snip the chives and add them to the bowl give it a good mix and then add just a little bit of milk at a time until you get a soft dough. 

Flour your surface and empty out your dough, pat out the mixture and cut out round approx 2cm thick. Pop on a lined baking tray and brush with milk, before baking in the oven for around 15 minutes in a pre heated oven, gas mark 7.

Once they are cooked allow to cool a little before halving and smothering in cheese spread and serving with a little side salad. They taste amazing warm for a carpet picnic, but just as good cold for an outdoors picnic too!


  1. We are a big fan of coking here and scones are so simple to make yet rather tasty. Love the savory scone recipe

  2. Love these cheese and chive scones, the perfect bake for little bakers. Commenting as BritMums Baking Round-up Editor. :)


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