Bacon Cheddar Scones

  • Yield: 16 servings

Ingredients

4slices bacon, chopped
3cups all-purpose flour
1tablespoon baking powder
1tablespoon sugar
1 1/2teaspoons salt
1/2cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chopped
1 1/2cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook the bacon in a skillet until brown and crisp; drain. You may microwave the bacon until crisp, if desired.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt together into a bowl.
  4. Cut the butter, cheese, green onions and pepper into the flour mixture with a pastry belnder or fork just until the mixture begins to form lumps.
  5. Add the bacon. Add 1 cup of the heavy cream and mix just until the dough becomes sticky; do not overwork.
  6. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a ball.
  7. Divide the dough into two equal portions and shape each portion into a 7-inch round, 3/4 inch thick. Cut each round into eight wedges using a sharp knife.
  8. Arrange the wedges 1/2 inch apart on a baking sheet. Brush the tops with the remaining 2 tablespoons heavy cream and bake for 22 to 23 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool slightly and serve.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Sarasota, Simply Sarasota, Creative Casual Cuisine (The Junior League of Sarasota, 2007).