Cheddar, Chive and Herb Spelt Scones + A Big Announcement

Cheddar, chive and herb spelt scones cooling on a baking tray with a silicone liner

It was over two years ago that I last attempted to put these Cheddar, Chive and Herb Spelt Scones up here. Where does the time go?! For who knows what reason (probably me thinking the photos weren’t good enough) they never made it.

Well, today is the day… because… baby wanted them. Yep you read that right. 😀 In just a couple of months the hubby and I will be welcoming a new addition to our adventure team! We are both very excited and I am of course hoping that in time I might have a little baker’s helper.

If you’ve been pregnant before you know that when a craving arrives it sure has to be satiated! I don’t know where the craving came for these (so far veggie sandwiches, pickled herring – thanks German heritage, and greek salad have been big ones for me) but I just had to have them.

A big pot of chilli later, these Cheddar, Chive and Herb Spelt scones warm from the oven and baby and I were happy campers. Of course I tucked a few in the freezer for the next time this craving might hit. 😉

Happy baking!

Side view of a cheddar, chive and herb spelt scone on a white plate

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Cheddar, Chive and Herb Spelt Scones

Course Breakfast
Keyword Savory, Scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 scones
Author Sophie


  • 3 cups organic all purpose, unbleached spelt flour also called white spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp organic sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter cold
  • 1 1/4 cup full fat buttermilk, cold or full fat plain yogurt, cold
  • 6 chives finely chopped (or 2 green onions)
  • 3 tsp dried parsley or ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme or 1 tbsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 cup extra old cheddar cheese shredded
  • freshly ground pepper optional
  • ground paprika optional
  • buttermilk to brush scones optional


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, parsley and thyme together in a large bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture and then mix using a pastry blender or a large fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and chives.

  3. Add the buttermilk, then gently fold until the dough starts to come together. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and gently bring the dough together with lightly floured hands. Cut the dough in half and then shape and flatten each piece into a disc about 1-1.5 inches high. Cut each circle into 6 scones using a sharp knife or bench scraper. Arrange the scones on the baking sheet and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.

  4. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Brush the scones with buttermilk and sprinkle pepper and paprika on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.

2 thoughts on “Cheddar, Chive and Herb Spelt Scones + A Big Announcement

  1. Congratulations and well-wishes for your coming little one! That is very exciting!

    I just want to say thank you for your wonderful blog, which I just discovered today. I have copied several of the spelt bread recipes and can’t wait to try them. I’m experimenting with spelt and einkorn flours right now for bread baking, and will be putting my new dutch oven to good use. Your recipes are very well written/detailed, and I also appreciate the inclusion of the videos on how to fold the dough.

    1. Hi Kara, thank you, only a few more weeks now until babe’s arrival. 😀 Thank you so much for your comment, it makes me exceedingly happy to know that someone else is finding value from my teeny slice of the internet. I hope you and yours are safe and healthy. Happy baking!

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