• Makes 15
  • 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients

Deliciously light and fluffy, these Cheese Chive and Bacon Savoury Scones are great hot or cold. Perfect for afternoon tea, with soup as a side or even in the lunchbox… whatever way you have them, they’re delicious!

Ingredients (makes 15 scones)

  • 3 cups SR flour
  • 200g Cold butter, diced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 250g Finely diced bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups Thickly grated tasty cheese
  • 1 - 1 1/2 TBS Chives, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp Dried parsley
  • 3/4 cup Buttermilk (approximately - you may need a splash more or a bit less)
  • 1 Egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius
  2. In a mixing bowl add salt, flour and butter. Combine them together by rubbing in with your fingertips until it combines and resembles chunky bread crumbs. Add the cheese and stir until spread throughout the flour.
  3. Lightly cook the bacon in a frying pan until just starting to colour. Allow to cool for a few minutes
  4. Add the chives and bacon into the flour mixture, mixing it through well. Lastly, add the buttermilk until it comes together.
  5. It will become a soft dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and shape into an oblong or square about 1.5 inches thick.
  6. Using a round cutter cut circles from the dough. Don’t work the dough too much or your scones won't be as soft when cooked.
  7. Place onto lined baking tray and glaze with mixture of egg and some buttermilk (about half/half). Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden on the top.


Store in an airtight container. Can be gently reheated in the microwave if wanting to eat warm

  • Yummm i adore savoury scones! I add turmeric to mine too so good xx


  • I can’t understand why salt needs to be added when bacon has a high salt content.


  • Silly question but can you freeze them?


  • These do look delicious and a great recipe.


  • I don’t know why but my savory scones always turn out better than sweet…these look great for picnics


  • Great for lunchboxes, yummo!


  • If you add a bit of mustard it brings out the cheese flavour too.


  • Thanks for the recipe. Will have to give a go, I think the kids will enjoy this one.


  • I love savoury scones and these sound both easy and delicious!


  • Yum. I had not really considered savoury scones but think I will love these.


  • Yum these scones look quite easy to make and a great snack for school lunchboxes too. I have never made scones before although am willing to give it a try with this recipe. Thankyou for posting.


  • Oh these would be delicious with a smear of vegemite too!


  • Wonder if they’d taste just as good if I used regular milk instead of buttermilk


  • I going to make these and can’t wait to try them
    Thanks for the recipe ????


  • I’ve never had a savory scones before great idea


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