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Cheese and Chive Scones

Cheese and Chive Scones created by Lalaloula

A delicious low-calorie, low-fat version of the Classic Cheese and Chive Scones with healthy low-fat alternatives in the inclusion of the low-fat soft cheese and the skimmed milk. If you wish, you can also use reduced-fat cheddar, but this will seriously compromise the flavour in a way that the other two low fat alternatives do not. Adapted from Parragon's 'Low Fat'.

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  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF.
  • Sift the flour, mustard, cayenne and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the soft cheese to the mixture and mix together until well-combined.
  • Stir in the snipped chives.
  • Make a well in the centre of the ingredients and gradually pour in 31/2 fluid ounces of milk, stirring as you pour, until the mixture forms a soft dough.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly.
  • Roll out until 3/4 inch thick and use a 2 inch plain pastry cutter to produce as many rounds as you can.
  • Transfer the rounds to a baking sheet.
  • Re-knead the dough trimmings together and roll out again. Stamp out more rounds. You should be able to make 10 scones in total.
  • Brush the scones with the remaining milk and sprinkle with the grated cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the scones have risen and are golden.
  • Transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool.
  • Serve the scones with a low-fat soft cheese, garnished with chives.
  • Chef's Note: For sweet scones, omit the mustard, cayenne pepper, chives and grated cheese. Replace the flavoured soft cheese with plain low-fat soft cheese. Add 23/4 ounces currants, sultanas or berries and 1 ounce caster sugar. Serve with low-fat soft cheese and fruit spread.
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"A delicious low-calorie, low-fat version of the Classic Cheese and Chive Scones with healthy low-fat alternatives in the inclusion of the low-fat soft cheese and the skimmed milk. If you wish, you can also use reduced-fat cheddar, but this will seriously compromise the flavour in a way that the other two low fat alternatives do not. Adapted from Parragon's 'Low Fat'."
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  1. Lalaloula
    Cheese and Chive Scones Created by Lalaloula
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  2. Lalaloula
    Cheese and Chive Scones Created by Lalaloula
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  3. Lalaloula
    OUTSTANDING SCONES!!! I made these for lunch today and was amazed at how tasty and special they were! They have a very fluffy, moist inside with a crunchy crust and the flavour is a perfect blend of all the spices and herbs added. I unfortunately didnt have any fresh herbs on hand, so I used dried, but the taste was still so yummy, that I picture them to be extraordinary with fresh ones. The perfect excuse to make them again soon! ;) I used whole spelt flour to make them even more healthy and I found the nuttier taste of the flour was a nice addition to the overall flavour. The cheddar on top melted into crispy-gooey goodness, which I luved! To make my dough workable I needed 12 tbs milk, but then it was very easy to handle and I ended up with 9 small scones from the full recipe. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this lovely recipe with us, bluemoon! Ill definitely make it again (maybe using a different cream cheese or a different herb combination). Made and reviewed for 1-2-3-Hit-Wonders August 09.
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  4. kittycatmom
    I made these to have with meatloaf. They are really yummy. I really enjoyed these. I did not add the cayenne pepper as DH doesn't care for it. Very good, and easy to put together! Made for 1.2.3 Hits
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  5. ellie_
    These were good and easy, however next time I'll use less pepper or skip it all together - the resulting scones can vary in taste depending on the cheese used--I used one that was high in garlic, so mine tasted very garlicy. I don't have a 2-inch cookie cutter so I used a coffee cup, which is probably a bit bigger than the 2-inch diameter, so I got 6 scones, which was enough for the three of us. Thanks for sharing this quick and easy bread recipe.
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