I love scones. My husband does now. This is a traditional scone but with a lot more flavor with smokey bacon, sharp cheddar, rich stout, and sour cream. These are best served warm, but when cooled, they make a great bread for breakfast sandwiches.
1Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter. Stir in bacon and shredded cheddar. Mix milk and sour cream in a cup. Add stout. Mix liquid into flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Turn out onto a floured surface. With extra flour available for handling, press dough into a 1 inch thick and 6 inch wide rectangle. This may take repeating several times to use all of the dough. Cut the dough with a sharp knife into triangles. Place dough triangles on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Brush with egg wash made from one egg white and 1 TBSP water.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove from oven and cool.