We give you a lot of recipes for sweets, desserts, and confections (for obvious reasons...), but sometimes you just crave something savory, yet still rich and indulgent. Clearly, bacon must be involved. So today we're giving you Kaysie Lackey's to-die-for Bacon Cheddar Scones. Breakfast just got dangerous.
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter (frozen)
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/4 chives
- 12 pieces of bacon, cooked & chopped
- 3/4 cup extra sharp cheddar, with additional to sprinkle over tops
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Take the frozen butter and grate it into the dry ingredients. Combine using a pastry blender or rubbing between your fingers until it is in pea sized lumps. Cut in cheese.
Place back in freezer while preparing the fillings and wet ingredients.
Mix together 1/2 cup buttermilk, sour cream, and chives in a bowl. Pour all at once into the dry ingredients, and stir gently until well blended. Fold in Bacon.
You want your dough well-blended, but don't overdo it. Overworking the dough results in terrible scones!
With floured hands, pat scone dough into balls 2 to 3 inches across, depending on what size you want. Place onto a greased baking sheet, and flatten lightly. Let the scones barely touch one another.
Whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon of milk. Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash and sprinkle with cheese if desired. Let them rest for about 10 minutes.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are golden brown, not deep brown.
Now sit back and enjoy this decadent, savory delight.