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Cheesy Chive & Cayenne Scones - PiperCooks
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Cheesy Chive & Cayenne Scones

Fluffy, cheesy biscuits with chives and a hint of heat from cayenne pepper.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, buttermilk, cayenne, cheddar, cheese, chives, scones
Servings: 6


  • 210 grams all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • ¾ teaspoons sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 57 grams (4 tablespoons) butter, cold
  • cup buttermilk, (cashew or almond milk plus vinegar is fine), plus about a tablespoon to brush on top
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • ¾ cups grated cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). (I also line my baking sheet with a silicone liner)
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, pepper and cayenne.
  • Grate in the cold butter and mix so it’s all covered in flour. Add the cheese and chives.
  • Add milk, starting with half of the amount and mix together with a fork or your hands until it comes together in a ball. It shouldn’t be sticky, should just come together. Don’t over mix. Add more flour, a little at a time if you need to.
  • Place ball on floured counter, flatten into about an 8-inch round.
  • Cut like a pizza or pie, into 6 wedges.
  • Place on baking sheet, brush with a bit of milk and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until done.


  • I used half spelt flour and half all-purpose flour for the scones in the photos.