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Chilli and Chive Scone recipe

February 26, 2014

chilli and chive scone recipe

I love a good scone. Being english, I love them with jam and clotted cream. But now that I spend my life obsessively reading food blogs, I thought it was time to mix it up and create a different more flamboyant kind of scone.


I realize, that bready sconey type things are normally not hot (chilli hot), because they are  used to complement things with more flavour… well.. screw that. These scones are a bit hot and they are great with just butter.


easy scone recipe
I ran home at lunch and made these yesterday because the sun was shining and its one of the first real bursts of natural, photography-friendly sunlight that we have had for ages. Every time I see a glimpse of sun this song plays in my head… SUMMMMMER IS COMING and that’s all that gets me through these hideous months of dark dankness. You know when you look up and see the sun… and you can’t believe you have survived the inbetweenness? Hhaa..I am pretty dramatic about it. But dammmmmn did I miss the sun. The song is called “this shit” by Sol. I know he isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.. but I heard someone say, I would “rather be someone’s shot of whisky, than everyone’s cup of tea”. Truee.

savory scone recipe

It was my friend Minette’s 26th birthday last night; HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABE. We went down to Edelweiss in Görlitzer Park to listen to the jazz there. So impressed every time I go. If you haven’t been – you should. I don’t know a lot about jazz.. but I know they are awesome and that it’s only 3 euros to get in. On the way home I bought an XL cheeseburger from the skanky (but amazing) burger place near my house… my flatmate caught me scoffing it down super ungracefully as I stumbled home. I am so SO elegant; always. Feeling pretty rough this morning as I write this and drink coffee before work. Hangovers should be extinct – by force. Culled? Maybe that’s a better word. For anyone who is hungover, here is a good song to get you feeling a bit less aggy. Über chilled.

Wow.. that was a big tangent. Anyway.. back to the scones. Chive and Chilli… just because I like those flavours.

Cleo – the one who loves lemon drizzle cakes – got me a new scale, so this is going to be the last recipe in cups.. sorry for switching!

savory scone recipe

easy scone recipe

Chilli and Chive Scones


  1. 2 cups self-raising flour
  2. 1 oz chopped butter
  3. 1 cup milk
  4. 1 pinch of salt
  5. 1 handful chives, fresh and chopped
  6. 2 tsp dried chillis/chilli flakes
  7. 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 210°C
  2. Sift flour and salt into medium bowl; rub in butter with hands.
  3. Mix in the milk thoroughly until it makes a dough - it should be soft and sticky
  4. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Knead lightly until smooth. Press dough out gently and evenly to approximately 2cm thickness with hands.
  6. Take a round cutter and dip the edge in flour to prevent sticking - cut as many scones as possible with the dough
  7. Place scones about 2 cm between each on a baking tray with greaseproof paper on.
  8. Brush tops with the egg. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tops are browned and scones sound hollow when tapped.


– just replace the butter with margarine and the egg with milk 🙂

I also wanted to give a shout out to Sarah who has an AMAZING food and photography blog called From The Kitchen. I found it on the Kitchn and it is something really special.



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  • Reply annie @ chase that i love February 26, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    These look super! I love the savory ingredients. Pinned.

    • Reply Trisha February 26, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks Annie 🙂

    • Reply Sarah Tuck February 26, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      Hi Trisha – thanks so much for the awesome shout out here and on twitter – I really appreciate it, and love your super-pretty blog! 🙂

      • Reply Trisha February 26, 2014 at 10:02 pm

        You’re so welcome!

  • Reply Sarah | The Sugar Hit February 27, 2014 at 12:55 am

    These sound delicious, I love savoury scones! Bring them back, I say!

    • Reply Trisha February 27, 2014 at 7:05 am

      haha hear hear! x

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane February 27, 2014 at 5:15 am

    I love savory scones, Trisha … well, I’m English too!! So I would definitely give these a go. Love your photos again!!

    • Reply Trisha February 27, 2014 at 7:05 am

      Thanks Helen – let me know how you like them xx

  • Reply Joanne February 27, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I love that you added some heat to the biscuits themselves! Now they are practically a meal on their own!

  • Reply Choc Chip Uru February 28, 2014 at 7:14 am

    These scones look so delicious, savoury scones have never looked so enticing 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Reply Chaya & Sara March 7, 2014 at 1:55 am

    these rose so nicely! well done.

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