Bacon Cheddar Scones
This morning we kicked off the work week with some bacon cheddar scones!
First, the bacon is chopped up and cooked. If you accidentally cook the bacon first like I did, no big deal! Just chop / rip up the bacon after it’s cooked and cooled enough to handle.
Flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cold butter are blended in a food processor, and then cheddar cheese and bacon are mixed in. The recipe doesn’t indicate if these are mixed in by hand or using the processor, so I took the safe route and switched to mixing things by hand.
Once everything’s combined, buttermilk is slowly added until the dough comes together to form a ball. I had to add in more buttermilk than what the recipe calls for because my dough was way too dry and crumbly.
The dough is then rolled out into a circle and cut into wedges. Egg wash is brushed over top (note that egg is not listed as an ingredient), and then they are popped into the oven.
My husband gave these a 10/10, but they weren’t quite there for me. I grew up with an aunt who made AMAZING scones, though, so maybe I’m a bit too picky.
Difficulty: Average / Challenging
I wish the instructions were a bit clearer on this one. But besides that, you’re working with a dough for this recipe so expect some potential challenges with getting it to the right consistency if you haven’t worked with dough very much in the past.
You’ll need flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, butter, cheddar cheese, bacon, and buttermilk.