• 450g/1lb plain flour
  • 1 teasp baking powder
  • 25g/1oz caster sugar
  • 100g/4oz butter
  • 250mls fresh milk
  • 100g/4oz Darú Cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp chives, finely chopped

For Glaze: 
Egg wash - some beaten egg with a little milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6
  2. Sieve all the dry ingredients together into a large mixing bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the butter and toss in the flour mixture. Rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the grated Darú and finely chopped chives.
  5. Make a well in the center of the mixture and add the milk to the dry ingredients.
  6. Mix together with a wooden spoon, then use your hands to make a soft dough.
  7. Turn dough out onto a floured board. Wash and dry hands. Knead lightly- not too much as the scones would become tough. Roll out the dough and cut out using a circular cutter.
  8. Brush the tops with the egg wash.
  9. Bake in the oven for 10-12mins until golden brown. Remove and cool on a wire tray.
  10. Serve with a nice chunk of Darú, sliced tomatoes and some finely chopped chives.

This recipe was created by renowned Irish Food Blogger, Nessa Robbins for our first ever newsletter in April 2012.