Cheddar Cheese and Chive Scones

Breakfast

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  • 2 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1⁄3 cup fresh chives, minced
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg, blended with 1 T water
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut butter in with a pastry blender or fork until pea-sized.
  3. Stir in cheddar and chives, then add buttermilk and 2 T water; knead gently just until blended.
  4. Mold dough into about 9 tennis ball-sized mounds.
  5. Brush tops with egg-water mix and bake until golden, about 25 minutes.