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Cheddar Bacon Scones

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16-20 minutes
  • Total Time: 36-40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 Scones
  • Category: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Method: Baking

Description

Savoury Scone Perfection. Cheddar, Bacon & Chives. Crispy exterior, Fluffy interior! Perfect addition to your next Brunch table!


Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 Cups AP Flour
  • 1 TBSP Baking Powder
  • 1 TBSP White granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Freshly cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 Stick Butter, Grated and Frozen
  • 1 Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup (Heaping) Crispy Bacon, chopped
  • 2 TBSP Chopped Chives
  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk or Heavy Cream
  • 1 Egg
  • Optional: Heavy Cream for Brushing + Flaky Sea Salt for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. Grate 1 stick butter on a box grated, add to a small dish and put in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, add the all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and black pepper, set aside.
  5. In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, add the buttermilk and egg. Give everything a whisk and set aside.
  6. Once the butter is frozen, add to the flour mixture and give everything a mix with either a pastry blender or two forks until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  7. Add the cheddar, bacon and chives to the flour mixture and give it a quick mix so everything is well coated in the flour.
  8. Drizzle the buttermilk mixture over the flour mixture and gently fold everything together until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  9. Dump everything onto a lightly floured surface and fold the dough over itself a few times until you achieve an 8inch disk or you can also make a Rectangle if you want Square scones. Scone dough is very delicate, you don’t want to over kneed it, it won’t be as light and fluffy.
  10. With a sharp knife, slice the sones into 6-8 wedges. Carefully transfer the scones to the baking sheet, brush the tops with either egg wash (egg and water) or cream, sprinkle with Flaky Sea salt and Extra cracked black pepper.
  11. Bake for 16-20 minutes until golden brown.
  12. Let them cool a few minutes on the pan then transfer to a cooling rack.
  13. Serve when still warm with some Honey Thyme Butter (recipe in post) or Regular Butter.

Notes

*Best served fresh the same day!! If you do have left overs, re-heat them in the oven a few minutes before serving so the crust becomes crunchy again.
**You can play around with the cheese, a smoked cheddar or gruyere would also be delicious. You could also use some crispy Prosciutto instead of bacon.

Keywords: Scones, Cheddar, Bacon, Savoury Scones