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Bacon Cheddar Scones


Description:

makes 8 scones


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 heaping cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream, to brush on top
  • optional ~ 2 Tbsp chopped chives
  • optional ~ 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. in a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and garlic powder (if adding). Using a pastry cutter, mix in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Stir in cheddar cheese. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl combine 3/4 cup heavy cream, chopped bacon and chives (If adding).
  5. Make a well in center of dry ingredients and pour heavy cream mixture into the well. Using your hands or a fork work the dough until it comes together adding the 2 Tbsp of extra heavy cream as needed. Dough will be slightly dry, but will hold together.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for 1 minute and form into a circle, about 1 inch thick.
  7. Place dough onto prepared baking sheet and cut into 8 equal triangles. Separate the triangles and bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden.
  8. Serve warm.

Notes:

adapted from Midwest Living magazine

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