Fifty Shades of Bacon: Bacon Cheddar Scones

A review of Bacon Cheddar Scones from the “Fifty Shades of Bacon” cookbook

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Bacon Cheddar Scones

This morning we kicked off the work week with some bacon cheddar scones!

20200119_075441First, 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.

Taste: 8/10

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 / Challenging20200119_082924

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.

Cost: Average

You’ll need flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, butter, cheddar cheese, bacon, and buttermilk.

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