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Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones


To be completely honest, I’ve never liked scones. They were always that dry-ish looking pastry that I avoided at every morning meeting. As in, would rather not eat a pastry at all than have to eat a scone. Paying for a scone at a coffee shop? Not a thought I’ve entertained. But these, these scones, my friend, are different. Savory, with ooey gooey cheese that I can not say no to. So good that they didn’t even make it to breakfast the next day. Vegetarian? Have no fear – just leave the bacon out.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp cold butter, large cubed
  • 1 cup medium cheddar, cubed small
  • 2 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and diced
  • 2 tbsp chives (a little over half a Trader Joe’s pack)
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, sugar, salt
  2. Mix in the butter. It’ll remain chunky but try to break it down into smaller pieces with your whisk, or, if you’re me, your hands
  3. Add in the good stuff and mix: chives, bacon, cheddar
  4. Starting with 3/4 cup of heavy cream, mix together the dough. Add in more cream as needed until the dough comes together. It’ll still be a bit loose and lumpy but shouldn’t be falling apart
  5. Place on floured surface and flatten out until round and about 7 inches in diameter. Cut into 8 pieces, pulling each piece away from the center so that they’re an inch apart from each other
  6. Brush each piece with heavy cream
  7. Bake at 425˚F for ~25 minutes, until the outside is a beautiful golden brown
  8. Serve with coffee & enjoy!



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