Bacon-Cheddar Scones

Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

Light and fluffy scones gets an update and are flavored with crispy bacon and cheddar cheese baked inside.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all-purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/8 tsp
granulated sugar
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
1 c
shredded cheddar cheese
3 large
green onions, minced
2 large
jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
5-6 slice
bacon, cooked and chopped into 1-inch pieces
1/2 c
buttermilk or heavy cream, divided
1 large
egg
2 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350F.
2
Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and sugar in a large bowl. Gradually cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles small peas. Stir in the cheese, just until combined. Add green onions, jalapeƱos, bacon, and 1/3 cup buttermilk. Mix by hand just until all the ingredients are incorporated. If the dough is too dry to hold together, use remaining buttermilk, adding 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough is pliable and can be formed into a ball. Mix as lightly and as little as possible to ensure a light-textured scone.
3
Place dough on a lightly floured board. Pat dough into a ball. Using a well-floured rolling pin, flatten dough into a circle about 7 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 8 equal wedges.
4
Whisk egg and milk together in a small bowl and brush tops of each scone.
5
Place scones on an ungreased baking sheet and bake 18 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and no longer sticky in the middle. Serve warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American