mmmm…. I LOVE scones! And i love the fact that they taste great whether sweet or savoury! From the name of my blog and my creations, you may have already guessed that I have a dangerous sweet tooth. If so, then you are 100% correct. At the same time however, I must say I am quite impartial with food choices when it comes to my menu. I love savoury food almost as much as i enjoy my sweets!
On my Sunday morning, that impartiality led up to some ethical uncertainties. I was faced with a scone dilemma: Should I bake a Bacon Cheddar Scone ? And so…….
Bacon Cheddar Scone
adapted with modifications from the Food Network.
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Eggwash: 1 egg + 1 tbsp milk
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- First cook the bacon until crisp. You can choose to do this via a microwave oven or a medium skillet. Obviously, the microwave oven would cook faster. Drain well with paper towels to remove unnecessary oil.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar, pepper and salt.
- Add in dabs of cold butter and mix with flour mixture using a pastry blender.
- Still using a pastry blender, start to mix in chopped green onions, cheese and bacon, and work just until it starts to form lumps and come together.
- Add 1 cup of the sour cream and work just until it becomes a sticky dough, being careful not to overwork.
- The easiest way to shape your scones would be to dust a 9-inch square pan with flour and fill the pan with your scone mixture. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and now the dough will be in the shape of a square pan. Slice into 8 triangle wedges. Transfer to baking sheet, leaving 1/2-inch space between each wedge.
- Brush the tops of the wedges with egg wash and bake until golden brown for approximately 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly on the baking sheet. Best when served warm!
mmmM!! The deadly cheese-bacon combination baking in the oven filled the entire kitchen with a lovely aroma. I got so hungry smelling it I couldn’t wait for it to be ready. After patiently waiting for 20 minutes, we gobbled up almost all 8 scones!