Cheddar Cheese and Chives Scones

These easy, light and fluffy cheddar cheese and chives scones come together in a matter of minutes. Flavoured with cheddar, chives and a hint of black pepper, enjoy these scones hot out the oven with a smattering of butter.

1 - Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the cheese and chives into the flour, and mix through.

2 - Pour the milk into the flour mixture, using a fork, stir to make a rough dough.

3 - Using a knife or bench scraper, cut the dough into thirds, fold the outer edges on the middle section. Press down using your hands or a rolling pin until the dough is about 3cm thick. Repeat the process twice more. This laminates the dough.

4 - Either using a cookie cutter or knife cut 6 to 8 large scones.

5 - brush the scone tops with milk. Sprinkle with cheese and bake at 220°C/200°C Fan for 15 - 20 minutes. Serve warm.