Blue cheese and chive scones

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Mark Hix on Baking

By Mark Hix

Published 2012

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Scones bring back childhood, memories of Dorset cream teas, though these savoury versions — featuring nuggets of blue cheese — make great accompaniments for soups such as onion or watercress. If you don’t like blue cheese, try flavouring them with other hard grated cheeses such as Cheddar instead.


  • 225 g plain flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp


Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3.

Sieve the flour, salt and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter until the mix has the texture of breadcrumbs, then slowly mix in just enough cream to form a stiff dough. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about