Savory Scones with Chives and Feta

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 large scones 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: none


Delicious and flaky whole wheat scones are only about 30 minutes away. Make sure you pick up whole wheat pastry flour or you can swap all purpose in if needed.



2 1⁄4 cups whole wheat pastry flour or unbleached all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons cane sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt

10 tablespoons cold butter, cubed

3 tablespoons minced chives

1/2 cup crumbled feta

1 large egg

½ cup (45 ml) heavy cream, plus more for brushing


  • Preheat the oven to 425 ̊F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the cold, cubed butter and using your hands, rub the butter into the flour. The end result should be a flour mixture that looks crumbly with pea-sized pieces of flour-coated butter.  
  • To the butter-flour mixture, add the minced chives and crumbled feta. Stir briefly to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, and heavy cream. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, adding a splash bit more cream if the dough feels dry.
  • Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and gather into a semi-tight rectangle. Fold like a letter and flatten out again, using a rolling pin, into 1 ½” or so thick rectangle. Continue twice more then flatten once more.
  • Using a knife or bench scoop, cut into 8 squares or triangles.
  • Place the scones 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) apart on the baking sheet. Brush with heavy cream. Bake the scones until firm to the touch and golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a rack to cool.


Just remember- don’t overwork your dough to keep the butter still in small pieces!


  • Serving Size: 1 scone
  • Calories: 367
  • Sugar: 6.4
  • Sodium: 255
  • Fat: 23
  • Saturated Fat: 14.2
  • Carbohydrates: 34
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 6.9
  • Cholesterol: 87

Keywords: savory scones, whole wheat scones, chive scones