Place a large cast-iron pan onto a medium heat. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Add the chives and mascarpone, then work in with a fork. Add the milk a little at a time until the mix comes together to form a dough – you may not need all the milk.
On a floured surface, knead the dough 2 or 3 times. Divide into 12 even pieces then pat each piece into a flat circle around half a centimetre thick.
In 2 batches, place the dough circles into the hot dry pan. Turn over after 2 minutes then cook a further 2 minutes.
Keep warm in the oven until serving time.
Scones by Genevieve Knights, published by Accent Press Ltd, July 19 2010, price £7.99, is full of fantastic sweet and savoury scone recipes.