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Brie and Chive Scones – The Perfect Pick-Me-Up

Cheese & Chive Scones

Scones | 24th May 2015 | By

A rich and tasty scone, these brie and chive scones will delight almost everyone. Eat them on their own for breakfast, brunch, lunch or supper or, for a more substantial meal, enjoy them as an accompaniment to salad or soup. Great for picnics too.

I’ve borrowed another inspiring book out of the library recently. The Violet Bakery Cookbook by Claire Ptak. It is so up my street, I want to make pretty much everything in it. I may just have to splash out and buy it. The recipes all look and sound as though you want to dive straight in, but they mostly have a healthy twist of some kind.

The recipe that inspired me to make these scones was one for sour cream, chive and feta scones. As it happens, I had neither feta nor sour cream. But I did have brie and yoghurt. I used half wholemeal spelt rather than all plain white flour, reduced the salt and omitted the sugar for my own healthy twist. I also added some herbs de Provance to go with the French brie vibe.

These are rich scones made with egg and a higher proportion of fat to flour than I am used to. They were rich and buttery as well as very cheesy, but also light and super tasty. In fact they are a meal in themselves. All I needed to do was cut them in half and sandwich with some crispy lettuce to make a very tasty lunch, which is what I did.

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Brie and Chive Lunch Scones – The Recipe

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Chive and brie scones

A rich and tasty scone which can be eaten on its own for breakfast, brunch, lunch or supper or as an accompaniment to salad or soup for a more substantial meal. Great for picnics too.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Lunch, Picnics, Snack, Supper
Cuisine: British
Keyword: brie, chives, scones
Servings: 10 large scones
Author: Choclette


  • 400 g flour (half wholemeal spelt, half plain)
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp sea or rock salt (I used Himalayan pink)
  • a good grinding of black pepper
  • ½ tsp of Herbs de Provance
  • 180 g cold unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 ml natural yoghurt
  • large handful of chives (about 30g) - snipped
  • 140 g brie - chopped


  • In a large bowl, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, or pulse with a food processor.
  • Stir in the brie and chives until they are well distributed.
  • Make a well in the centre and add the yoghurt, a whole egg and the white of the other (reserving the yolk for the tops). Stir in with a knife until the mixture comes together in a ball.
  • Cover and leave to rest in a cool place for fifteen minutes.
  • Roll out on a floured surface to about 1" (2½ cm) thick and cut into your desired shapes (I did triangles). Place on a lined baking tray and brush the tops with the reserved egg yolk.
  • Bake at 200℃ (400℉, Gas 6) for 20 minutes or until well risen and golden on top.


Even better when eaten warm.
Adapted from The Violet Bakery Cookbook by Claire Ptak


Simply Eggcellent over at Belleau Kitchen is going savoury this month, so with the eggs in the scones and the wonderful shiny egg wash tops, Dom has got lucky.

With the copious amount of chives in this recipe, I am sending it off to Cooking with Herbs over at Lavender and Lovage.

With the eggs being properly free range and local as well as home grown chives in these scones, they are also going off to Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary for Shop Local.

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  1. Dom

    24th May 2015 at 9:54 am

    well they look divine!… Ido love a good cheese scone but never made one with brie before so this is an inspiration… I am so hungry, I wish the rest of the house would get up so I could eat!… thanks for entering them into Simply Eggcellent x

    • Choclette

      25th May 2015 at 11:28 am

      After all our feasting on holiday, I’m on a starvation day today, so I too am feeling decidedly hungry. You’ve reminded me I actually need to submit my links – eek!

  2. Stephanie Jane

    24th May 2015 at 1:04 pm

    This looks like a deliciously grown-up version of our standard Cheddar cheese scones. I’m looking forward to giving your recipe a try 🙂

    • Choclette

      25th May 2015 at 11:30 am

      Thank you Stephanie, they were a bit more special than you’re average cheese scone. But having said that I do like cheese scones – average or otherwise.

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    24th May 2015 at 2:20 pm

    These scones look so inviting! Wish I could reach in and grab one for my afternoon tea.

    • Choclette

      25th May 2015 at 11:31 am

      Thank you Angie. Rather wish I could too. Sadly they are long gone.

  4. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    25th May 2015 at 8:23 am

    Oh the brie would make these scones rather luxurious.

    • Choclette

      25th May 2015 at 11:56 am

      Oh it did and it worked well too. If I didn’t happen to have some in, I’d probably not thought to have tried it.

  5. Rachel

    25th May 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Hmm im not too sure how I feel about savoury scones x

    • Choclette

      25th May 2015 at 2:10 pm

      The answer is to bake some and find out Rachel 😉

  6. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    25th May 2015 at 2:09 pm

    We actually have some leftover brie in the fridge and this looks like a great way to use it.

    • Choclette

      25th May 2015 at 7:58 pm

      No that sounds like it was meant to be. Go for it Dannii

  7. Lou Foti

    25th May 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Oh yummy Choclette! I do love a cheesy scone and I’m betting Brie would be a delish option, especially with chives.

    • Choclette

      25th May 2015 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks Lou, it was a bit fussier to make than your average scone, but so delicious.

  8. Leelo R

    25th May 2015 at 3:00 pm

    These look absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

    • Choclette

      25th May 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks Leelo, you are very welcome 🙂

  9. Kerry at Kerry Cooks

    25th May 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Oh dear these look amazing and I’m going to have to make and eat them!

    • Choclette

      25th May 2015 at 7:43 pm

      As you have brie in the fridge Kerry, really there is no excuse 😉

  10. Nayna Kanabar

    25th May 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I have never made savoury scones its about time I did.These look delectable.

    • Choclette

      25th May 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Oh it is indeed time you made savoury scones Nayna – they make a great accompaniment to soup.

  11. Galina V

    25th May 2015 at 5:20 pm

    I haven’t heard of this book. Your scones look delicious, so many flavours.

    • Choclette

      25th May 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks Galina. To be fair, neither had I until I took it out of the library, but it’s a good one.

  12. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    25th May 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Oh I do love a savoury scone! I must admit I’ve never actually made scones before. Perhaps that should be my goal for this summer 🙂

    • Choclette

      25th May 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Really Emma? You must indeed have a go at making scones – it’s a right of passage 😉

  13. Claire @foodiequine

    25th May 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I adore cheese scones and alway choose them if they are available although I get confused when I’m asked if I want jam with them?!

    • Choclette

      25th May 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Ooh gosh yes, so would I be Claire. Not sure I’d fancy jam.

  14. Phil in the Kitchen

    25th May 2015 at 11:14 pm

    That sounds like a great lunch. I’ve been put off savoury scones by some less than good commercial products in recent years but I now see the light. There’s some excellent Channel Island brie in a local shop that might just do the trick. I think some sorts of jam might just work really well with a suitably cheesy scone – cherry jam is very often served with cheese in the south of France and it’s delicious.

    • Choclette

      26th May 2015 at 9:05 am

      Phil, I bow to your more sophisticated palate and really shouldn’t dismiss cheese scones and jam before trying the combination. I do like a bit of Wensleydale with fruit cake after all. Channel Island brie sounds good. I should, of course, have used Cornish brie as it’s very good, but then I quite like eating that just as it is.

  15. Sylvia @ Happiness is homemade

    26th May 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Those look super delicious! I love chives and can eat it all year round with almost anything! x

    • Choclette

      27th May 2015 at 10:42 am

      Chives are a great herb to have on hand Sylvia and thankfully easy to grow.

  16. ManjiriK

    27th May 2015 at 5:09 pm

    these look so Lush ! I love how well they work to make a simple but delicious lunch sandwich. I must try this recipe!

    • Choclette

      27th May 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks Manjiri. They made a most delicious lunch – I think I’d better make them all over again 😉


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