BACON AND DRIED TOMATO SCONES

Ellen Bales

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So many scone recipes are sweet or almost sweet, this seems a welcome change. It could be a meal in itself with all these savory and hearty ingredients.
Recipe: Midwestliving.com
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Serves:

Makes 16 scones

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

3/4 c
dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1 tsp
dried basil, crushed
1 tsp
dried oregano, crushed
1/4 tsp
garlic salt
3/4 c
butter, cut up
8 slice
bacon, crisp-cooked, drained and crumbled
1/4 c
sour cream
2
eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp
milk
1/2 c
shredded mozzarella cheese
additional crisp-cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place tomatoes in a bowl. Add enough boiling water to cover. Let stand 5 minutes; drain well. Chop tomatoes.
2
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, basil, oregano, and garlic salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chopped tomatoes and bacon. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.
3
In a small bowl, combine sour cream, eggs, and milk; add all at once to flour mixture. Stir with a fork just until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough gently 10 to 12 strokes or until dough holds together. Divide in half. Pat or lightly roll each dough half to a 7-inch circle. Cut each circle into 8 wedges.
4
Place wedges 2 inches apart on a large ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 5 minutes. Sprinkle tops of scones with cheese. Bake 7 to 8 minutes more or until tops are lightly browned. Serve warm. If desired, top with additional crumbled bacon.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #savory, #filling, #tasty