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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Scones take 2 - Chives, Bacon and Sundried Tomato

My second attempt on savoury scones. This time I put chives, bacon and sundried tomatoes. I tried a different recipe this time. The last one was adapted from Masterchef of which did not require butter. But I was really curious if it will make any difference with butter added as that seems to be a usual ingredient in scones. The verdict? I prefer the ones with butter in them...ahhahahaa....It just somehow tasted better, lighter, fluffier with a more crunchy top. I think it was the butter that made the difference.

You can certainly make them into sweet scones, just add 1/3 cup of sugar and cut down the salt to the dry ingredients and the rest remains the same.

Chives, Bacons and Sundried Tomatoes Scone
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 90 grams cold butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup dried chives
  • 1/4 cup diced bacons
  • 6 pieces of sundried tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
  • Pinch of salt and ground black pepper
  • 180mls or 3/4 cup thickened cream
  • Milk to glaze prior to baking


  1. Sift flour and baking powder to mixing bowl. Add in cubed butter and mix together until small clumps form. You can use hand or food processor if you have one
  2. Then add in chives, bacons, sundried tomatoes, salt, pepper and mix well
  3. Add in thickened cream and use a fork to mix together until the dry ingredients are moistened
  4. Pour out all the ingredients onto floured surface and lightly mix until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overmix the dough or the scones will become really hard
  5. Form a ball and cut into 6 triangles or you can use cookie cutter and cut into small rounds as well.
  6. Glaze the scones with milk before baking
  7. Bake in preheated 220 degrees celcius for 15-17 minutes until tops are browned and crunchy
  8. Serve with butter


  • Other variations: Cheese and chives ( just add one cup of cheddar cheese), cheese and olives, mediteranian ( olive, cheese, sundried tomatoes and bacon). Sweet scones: date and walnut, apricot and coconut ( use shredded coconut), etc etc. Just need to change the ingredients added and you can make a whole lot of different varieties.
  • If serving the next day, just put in microwave for 30 seconds to warm it up.
  • For plain scone: just add 1/3 cup sugar with pinch of salt. Serve with whipped cream and jam....perfect for afternoon tea.


j3ss kitch3n said...

my perfect companion!

Jean said...

i love butter in my bakes too. they taste better and more fragrant. lovely scones!

dinewithleny said...

Hi Jess, Yea I love scones. Might make sweet ones this weekend

Jean: Thank you. Butter is always good for baking...hehee..=)

My Little Space said...

I love it anyway either scone or biscuit! And savory type is something I seldom take but I love it. It has a unique flavour I love very much. Yours look really inviting. Thanks for sharing, Leny. Guess, you're not coming back to celebrate CNY. However, are you going to throw a party or something? Hope you're having a great time.
Cheers, Kristy

lenyh said...

hi kristy, yea im not going to be back on CNY but my parents in law are coming so it should b a fun CNY here for us too. hope you have a good one too.

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