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

Notes... Store in an airtight container. Can be gently reheated in the microwave if wanting to eat warm
  • Can’t wait to try these, they sound delicious!!


  • I have never tried buttermilk in scones before but it sounds yummy! I have a full bunch of chives growing in my garden so it may be time to use it up. Scones are perfect in this cold weather!


  • These look delicious, thanks for sharing!


  • These are good to make a big batch and then freeze some


  • These look scrumptious! Will have to try them, yum!


  • Savoury scones are my favourites. For some reason I love a savoury scone with a spread of butter and vegemite. Thanks for the recipe.


  • Love the idea that buttermilk is in these scones – will be trying these soon. Thanks for sharing


  • These look great I will be trying it with GF flour.


  • look delicious thank you


  • Thank you! I bought one from the bakery last week and have been looking for a recipe. I hope my kids like them!


  • These look amazing. I do have trouble mixing a light scone dough though. Even in the blender


  • Ooh yum, these look so nice.


  • I tend to only ever eat sweet scones eg. date, choc, normal. But this looks so yummy. I’d never considered, but imagine I’d love them.


  • My mum used to make something similar in winter as an after school snack and they were yummy!


  • These looks and sound amazing.


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