Bacon and Cheddar Scones

I love scones. And I love bacon These buttery delights can be enjoyed sweet or savory. This one is savory with bacon – and delicious!

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Here’s How to Do it:

The first thing is the bacon! Lay it in a single layer on a baking rack.

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You can put it close together but do not over lap. It won’t cook evenly.

Heat the oven to 300°.

Put the bacon in and bake for about 10 -20 minutes. Check it often. Once it’s cooked it will burn quickly. You want it crispy but not crumbly.

Let it cool, the crumble it up a little with your hands.

In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients with wire whisk.

Place the dry ingredients into a food processor bowl with the bacon and cheddar.  Process it lightly.

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Now cut the butter into small chunks,

then add and process with two or three pulses.

Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and break the larger butter pieces up with your fingers

until it all resembles corn meal.

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In a large measuring cup or bowl,

whisk the yogurt and half and half until well mixed.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and carefully mix with a fork. You only need to make sure it’s uniformly moist. Be careful not to over mix.

Turn the dough once or twice then lay it out on a cutting board.

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GENTLY press it down until it’s about 1/2 to 3/4″ thick.

Using a cookie or biscuit cutter, or just a knife, cut the dough into the shapes you want. I used a large round biscuit cutter.

Lay each scone on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Preheat the oven to 350°. I put the cookie sheet in the freezer for a couple of minutes, while the oven preheats. It gets the butter cold again.

Just before putting them in the oven, brush the tops with some cream.

Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes, or until they have risen and are golden brown.

Let them cool for about 15 minutes before you eat them. They will fall apart when they are hot.

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You can eat these as they are or slather them with butter. Either way – enjoy!

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Bacon and Cheddar Scones

A delicious savory version of those wonderful buttery pastries.

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, English
Keyword: bacon, butter, cheddar, puff pastry, savory
Servings: 6 scones
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cup flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup cooked, crumbled bacon (about 6 slices)
  • 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter, cold (if you use unsalted, add an extra pinch of salt)
  • 1/3 cup plain, Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup half & half (plus a little extra to brush on top)
Instructions
Bacon
  1. The first thing is the bacon! Lay it in a single layer on a baking rack. You can put it close together but do not over lap. It won't cook evenly.

  2. Heat the oven to 300°. 

  3. Put it in the oven and bake for about 10 -20 minutes. Check it often. Once it's cooked it will burn quickly. You want it crispy but not crumbly.

  4. Let it cool, the crumble it up a little with your hands. 

Scones
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients with wire whisk.

  2. Place the dry ingredients into a food processor bowl with the bacon and cheddar.  Process it lightly.

  3. Now cut the butter into small chunks, then add and process with two or three pulses. 

  4. Dump the mixture into a large mixing bowl and break the larger butter pieces up with your fingers until it all resembles corn meal. 

  5. In a large measuring cup or bowl, whisk the yogurt and half and half until well mixed.

  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and carefully mix with a fork. You only need to make sure it's uniformly moist. Be careful not to over mix.

  7. Turn the dough once or twice then lay it out on a cutting board.

  8. GENTLY press it down until it's about 1/2 to 3/4" thick.

  9. Using a cookie or biscuit cutter, or just a knife, cut the dough into the shapes you want. I used a large round biscuit cutter.

  10. Lay each scone on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

  11. Preheat the oven to 350°. I put the cookie sheet in the freezer for a couple of minutes, while the oven preheats. It gets the butter cold again.

  12. Just before putting them in the oven, brush the tops with some cream.

  13. Bake for about 20 - 25 minutes, or until they have risen and are golden brown.

    Let them cool for about 15 minutes before you eat them. They will fall apart when they are hot.

  14. Let them cool for about 15 minutes before you eat them. They will fall apart when they are hot.

Recipe Notes

 

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