We have some great cooks in our family.
We like to try new recipes and tweak the old ones.
We're always asking each other, "Can I have your recipe?"
So we created a place to share the recipes that others ask for, the experiments that turn out well or the recipes that we fall back on because they're quick and yummy. Some of these recipes are original, some are gleaned from friends and some are blatantly copied from other sources.
All of them have been tested and found delicious.

Enjoy!


Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bacon Cheddar Scones

Fortunately, I never promised that the recipes here would be healthy - just tested and delicious!  My family (at least the males) are bacon eaters, so when I see a new recipe with bacon I have to try it.  This recipe was tested by my bacon aficionados and found to be excellent!
(print this recipe)


Bacon and Cheddar Scones

 Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, for egg wash
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt
 Preheat oven to 425.

Mix flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. With a large grater, grate the butter into the flour. Mix the butter into the flour with your hands until well incorporated. Add the cheese, green onion and crumbled bacon. Mix until evenly distributed. Add the buttermilk and mix with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a stiff dough.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. With a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle a 1/2-inch thick. Cut wedges of dough out to preferred scone size and arrange on a half sheet tray lined with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, beat the egg and brush each scone with the egg wash. Sprinkle with a little coarse sea salt and bake until nicely browned, about 14 to 16 minutes. Remove from the oven and arrange on a serving platter.

Serves 6  


1 comment:

Mary said...

These sound delicious. I much prefer savory scones to their sweeter cousins and it really is hard not to like the cheese and bacon combo. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary