Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones

I normally think of scones as a sweet treat to go with tea, but this week I tried this savory recipe and it was a winner.  I have made these scones three times this week and had no complaints.  
Recipe source: 

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick, 2 ounces) cold  butter
1 cup (4 ounces) very coarsely grated or  diced cheddar cheese
1/3 cup (about 1/2 ounce) snipped fresh chives, or finely diced scallion tops (the  green part, 3/4 ounce)
1/2 pound bacon, cooked, cooled, and crumbled (about 1 cup)
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (7 ounces) heavy cream or whipping cream, or enough to make the dough cohesive
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line it with parchment.

1) Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar.

2) Work the butter into the flour until the mixture is unevenly crumbly.

3) Mix in the cheese, chives, and bacon till evenly distributed.

4) Add ¾ cup of the cream, stirring to combine. Try squeezing the dough together; if it’s crumbly and won’t hang together, or if there are crumbs remaining in the bottom of the bowl, add cream until the dough comes together. Transfer the shaggy dough to a well-floured work surface.

5) Pat the dough into a smooth 7" disk about ¾" thick. Transfer the disk to the prepared baking sheet.

6) Use a knife or bench knife to cut the disk into 8 wedges, spreading the wedges apart a bit on the pan.

7) Brush the scones with a bit of cream; this will help their crust brown.

8) Bake the scones for 22 to 24 minutes, until they’re golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and cool right on the pan. Serve warm, or at room temperature.
Yield: 8 large scones
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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oh yea, bacon and cheese-Woo Hoo! They sound great Sherry:@)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks so good, Sherry. I have never made scones. Thanks in advance for joining the party.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Three times in a week? They sure do look fabulous!

Designs By Pinky said...

MMM, sounds delicious!!!! Thanks!!! Came over from Wow us Wed. XO, Pinky

Ginger Zuck said...

Yum, yum, yum, this is my kind of scone, I am a savory person, instead of sweet, ok I know I'm wierd, but that's ok.

Sarah said...

Looks delicious!

Nanna said...

oh my word I can bout taste it right off the page LOL looks delisious!

Anonymous said...

These look amazing. I am going to try them. Thanks for posting such yummy goodness.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Those sound divine! I'd love to try these.



Jacqueline said...

You wouldn't have any complaints from me either, except that I probably couldn't move after I had eaten more than my fair share! These look fabulous and so filled with yummy savory goodies.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I made savory scones once and we really liked them. I've already saved your recipe to try. I love scones of any kind. These look really good.

Alyssabeth's said...

These look so.... yummy!

Linda said...

Oh my...that looks delicious!!

CIELO said...

I just realized is YOU! ;) Sherry! Oh I know, I should walk around Blogland more often! ;) You do have a lovely blog and I shall come here more often now that I got you on my list... ;) Have a blessed day, Sherry!


Bella Vista said...

Sherry, thinking of you and hoping all is well.

Prayers and hugs,

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Looks positively yummy! Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a grand Friday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Scribbler said...

This looks delicious, and I think we will have it for breakfast tomorrow -- thanks so much for sharing.

Shirley said...

I love scones and this will be something different. Looks and sound delicious!