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Bacon Cheddar Scones

Delicious savory scones are perfect for Fathers day breakfast

I am a scone lover. Sometimes I enjoy sweet, but other times savory. My palette at breakfast tends to be savory. These Bacon Cheddar scones are the perfect addition to breakfast. Enjoy with eggs anyway you like them, an add on for brunch, on the side of quiche, or alone. However you want to enjoy them, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


These scones are flavorful, soft and easy to put together. They can also be created with variations. Add ham, or parsley. You can even vary the cheese. I've shown you the traditional bowl version but they can be made in a food processor as well. I hope they inspire you to get creative!


Bacon Cheddar Scones


Ingredients

  • 3 cups of flour

  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • pinch of cayenne

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese

  • 3 Tablespoons of freshly chopped chives

  • 8 slices of bacon , cooked and diced

  • 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons of buttermilk

  • optional: egg wash (1 egg and 1 Tablespoon of water)

Directions


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, slat. pepper, garlic powder and cayenne.

  3. Add the diced butter to the flour mixture using a party knife to cut butter into the mixture and do so until resembles thick coarse crumbs

  4. Stir in cheese, chives and bacon. Then pour in the buttermilk and combine mixture.

  5. turn the dough out unto a lightly floured surface and fatten until approx. 1/2 inch thick.

  6. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuits, or create a traditionally round shape and cut wedges. place on prepared baking sheet. this recipe makes 10 if using 3" cutter

  7. In a separate bowl, whisk egg and water and then brush egg wash on top of biscuits. This gives them a nice golden finish when baking.

  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes. allow to cool on cooling rack and enjoy.

Please leave me a comment and tell me how you enjoyed them!


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