Scones make me think of England. I have no clue why—I haven’t been there (yet). I picture ladies sitting down for a spot of tea with some warm scones right from the oven. So I wanted to make some….
The chocolate chip ones I made were a bit dry (thanks Dad for giving me such an HONEST opinion…leave it to your dad to tell it like it is “These taste like rocks”…alrightly then….)
So I tried the Bacon Cheddar and Chive….and they are fabulous! The cheese makes it—doesn’t that always happen :)
I used my Cuisinart (you can use a pastry blender..) I am a lazy baker….Combine flour, cubed butter, baking powder, salt. Pulse until mixed…don’t over mix
toss in the cheese, chives and bacon…along with heavy cream and pepper
Combine until dough is together…place in freezer for 5 minutes
Place ball-o-dough on wax paper and flatten with your hands forming a circle. Cut into wedges.
Place wedges on lightly greased cookie sheet (or silpat) and brush tops with a bit more cream. Bake 450 for 14 minutes.
Great for Easter brunch!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup whipping cream, divided
3/4 cup (3-oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped cooked bacon
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 450°. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly and mixture resembles small peas (I used Cuisnart) Add in bacon, chives, cheddar. Combine. Freeze 5 minutes. Add 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. cream, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Turn dough out onto wax paper; gently press or pat dough into a 7-inch round (mixture will be crumbly). Cut round into 8 wedges. Place wedges 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush tops of wedges with remaining 2 Tbsp. cream just until moistened.
Bake at 450° for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden.
Southern Living Recipe
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