Farmersgirl Kitchen

Cheese and Chive Scones with Marjoram and Marigold Cream Cheese

I love to make scones and these Cheese and Chive Scones are so delicious.  It’s so simple to rub together the ingredients and a few minutes in a hot oven produces a fresh, soft and wholesome quick bread, perfect with soup, with cheese or in this case with a fresh marjoram infused cream cheese sprinkled with marigold petals.

Cheese and Chive Scones with Marjoram Cream Cheese
225g wholemeal self-raising flour
1 level tsp baking powder
50g butter or soft margarine
50g grated hard cheese (I used cheddar)
1 tbsp finely chopped chives
1/4 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of salt
1 egg

2 tbsp cream cheese
1 tsp finely chopped marjoram leaves

A few marigold petals to scatter

For the Scones
1. Heat the oven to 220C, Gas 7
2. Put the flour and baking powder in a bowl and rub in the butter or margarine until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
3. Add the cheese, chives, chilli powder and salt.
4. Crack the egg into a measuring jug mix it with a fork and then make up the liquid to 150ml with milk.
5. Stir the milk into the flour and mix to a soft dough, add a little extra milk if required.
6. Turn onto a lightly floured table and gently roll out to about 1.25cm thick.
7. Cut into rounds, the size of the cutter will determine how many scones you make.
8. Place the scones on a greased baking tray, brush the tops with a little milk and bake for about 10 minutes or until pale golden brown.
9. Remove the scones from the tray and leave to cool on a wire rack.

For the Marjoram Cream Cheese
Mix the cream cheese with the marjoram, leave to infuse for at least 30 minutes.

Spread the cooled scones with the marjoram cream cheese and sprinkle with marigold petals.  Best served with a cup of tea.


I’m entering my Cheese and Chive Scones for Cooking with Herbs, the blog challenge run by Karen at Lavender and Lovage, this month’s theme is Summer Herbs and Flowers – well I’ve given you both, enjoy!

The Love Cake challenge run by Jibber JabberUK is looking for savoury bakes in August, so my cheese and chive scones, with a little pinch of chilli heat, are a perfect match.


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    belleau kitchen
    August 21, 2014

    how absolutely beautiful do these look… I do LOVE a cheese scone, there's something so wonderful about them warm with a slice of very strong cheddar… OH I am off home to bake! zz

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      August 21, 2014

      Thanks Dom, look forward to seeing your next batch of scones, remember no twisting!

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    Simona Carini
    August 21, 2014

    Lovely! I agree about scones: quick to make and so good. I like the use of petals: it makes the scones even more festive.

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    August 23, 2014

    These look lovely and I really like the marjoram cream cheese with marigolds too. Bet they tasted gorgeous

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    Galina Varese
    August 23, 2014

    What a feast for eyes! Would love to try your fab scones. Sadly, all my marigolds were slaughtered by the blasted slugs.

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      August 24, 2014

      Sorry to hear about your marigolds, any edible petals would do, doesn't have to be marigolds

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    Karen S Booth
    August 24, 2014

    Absolutely STUNNING photo Janice and I LOVE the idea od cheese and onion scones WITH that marjoram cream cheese! I am loving your photos lately…….thanks for adding this to Cooking with Herbs too! Karen

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      August 24, 2014

      Thank you Karen, I've been working hard on the photos. The scones worked really well, I do love a scone.

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    Jibber JabberUK
    August 28, 2014

    I haven't made a cheese scone in ages and majoram is a herb I don't have in my garden. Two things I need to rectify! Thanks for linking up.

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    September 1, 2014

    They look like perfect scones Janice and I so wish I could have one now.

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