Mini Cheddar and Bacon Scones

The only thing better than a cheddar scone is a cheddar and bacon scone. I spotted a basic scone recipe online and jazzed it up a little.  These scones are fluffy and light, packed with flavor from the bacon and the chives. They’re super easy to make and guaranteed to satisfy!

(P.S. They’re also quick enough to make that you can start this recipe at 11:00 pm after you and your best friend marathon the Great British Bake-Off and end up in a real baking mood…)

Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1 egg
40 mL heavy cream (2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons)
1 tablespoon honey mustard
ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
3 strips of thick-cut bacon
4 scallions

Method

1. Chop the scallions. Fry the bacon until it’s crispy, then cut it into half-inch pieces and leave it to cool.

2. Beat the heavy cream, honey mustard, egg, and pepper in a small bowl. It will become thick and almost gelatinous.

3. Preheat oven to 375° F. Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Dice the cold butter and rub it into the flour. The colder the butter is, the better.

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When it is combined well, the mixture will resemble sand.

It should hold its shape when gently squeezed, but crumble back into the bowl.

4. Mix the cheese, bacon, and scallions into the flour mixture. Stir until it is well distributed.

5. Add the egg mixture from step 2 to the flour mixture. It is easiest to use a spatula to incorporate the ingredients. Do not overwork it, but make sure that there are no dry spots of flour.

6. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a rectangle a little less than 1 inch thick (using the chopping board used for the scallions and the butter makes clean-up easier). Cut the dough into 16 triangles.

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7.Place the scones onto a greased pan and bake at 375° F for 20 to 25 minutes. They will not turn completely golden brown, and they will be dry if they’re overbaked.
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Makes 16 mini scones

Notes:
I used a combination of mild white cheddar and spicy cheddar.
This recipe was adapted from http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/cheddar-cheese-and-scallion-scones-recipe.
Also fun fact! This is the first recipe I ever took photos for and wrote up into a post!

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Mini Cheddar and Bacon Scones

Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1 egg
40 mL heavy cream (2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons)
1 tablespoon honey mustard
ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
3 strips of thick-cut bacon
4 scallions

Method
1. Chop the scallions. Fry the bacon and cut into half-inch pieces. Leave to cool.
2. Combine the heavy cream, honey mustard, egg, and pepper in a small bowl.
3. Preheat oven to 375° F. Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Dice the cold butter and rub it into the flour.
4. Mix the cheese, bacon, and scallions into the flour mixture.
5. Add the egg mixture from step 2 to the flour mixture. Combine.
6. Form the dough into 16 triangles.
7.Place the scones onto a greased pan and bake at 375° F for 20 to 25 minutes.

Makes 16 mini scones.
This recipe was adapted by halite & piper from http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/cheddar-cheese-and-scallion-scones-recipe.

Equipment
1 baking pan/sheet
1 chopping board
1 measuring cup
3 measuring spoons
1 fork
1 spatula
1 knife
1 cheese grater
1 mixing bowl
1 small bowl

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. askagimp says:

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! Glad you like it 🙂

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