About this recipe: Revive the tradition of homemade bread in your house with these fast and easy-to-make soda bread scones. There's no rolling out or cutting required, so they go from mixing bowl to oven in just 15 minutes.
*Use other herbs instead of chives and thyme. Snipped fresh basil and sage are good choices.
*Try reduced-fat mozzarella or feta cheese as a change from Cheddar.
Despite its name, buttermilk is low in fat and it makes an excellent liquid for baking. It makes these scones extra light. If you don't have any buttermilk to hand, you can use sour milk instead: stir 1 tbsp of either vinegar or lemon juice into 225ml (8fl oz) skimmed milk and leave until the milk curdles.
Very easy to make and they taste amazing! - 14 Nov 2010