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Smoky Ham, Cheddar and Chive Scones

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Smoky Ham, Cheddar and Chive Scones

Bake up a savoury, comforting treat. These scones are the perfect side for a bowl of soup or with a hearty breakfast. Our tender, succulent ham pairs perfectly with the sharp tang of aged cheddar and garlicky chives, brought together in a buttery, crumbly scone. Serve warm for peak indulgence.


3 ⅓ cups (450 g) all-purpose flour

¼ cup (30 g) baking powder

½ cup (50 g) sugar

1 tsp (5 g) salt

½ cup (115 g) butter, coarsely grated and chilled in the freezer

50 ml buttermilk

115 ml 2% milk

2 eggs

¾ cup (100 g) Schneiders® Applewood Smoked Original Ham, cut into ¼-inch cubes

¾ cup (100 g) aged cheddar cheese

¼ cup fresh chives, finely sliced


1 egg

1 tablespoon milk

Grate well-chilled butter, then freeze before using.  Preheat oven to 425F.

Place flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Gently mix the butter into the flour but do not fully incorporate.

In a small bowl, whisk all wet ingredients together until eggs are fully incorporated.

Pour wet mix into the dry ingredients, add cheese, ham, and chives, and gently form dough into a ball. Rest dough in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes.

Lightly flour your work surface and the dough.

Using a rolling pin, roll dough out to approx. 1.5 inches thick.

Using a 2 ½-inch round cutter, gently cut out scones and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Scraps of dough can be reformed and rolled out again, making sure not to overmix the dough.

Mix egg and milk together and brush onto the scones.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.


Do not overwork the dough while mixing everything together. Remember, keeping all ingredients cold allows the chilled butter to stay firm until baking – this helps in achieving a light and flaky scone.

Serving Suggestion:

Try using your favourite cheese and herb combination with this recipe – it is very versatile. 

Bacon makes a delicious substitute in place of the ham.