Bacon Blueberry Scones Recipe
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk and oil; add to crumb mixture stirring just until moistened. Stir in blueberries and bacon.
- 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Pat into an 8-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges. Separate wedges and place on a greased baking sheet.
In a small bowl, beat egg and milk; brush over scones. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled scones in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, heat in a preheated 350° oven 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
1 each: 256 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 488mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein
Reviews for Bacon Blueberry Scones
"really good, but who puts bacon in a scone?"
"I have made these twice now and both times they turned out great! I added a little shredded cheddar to mine. I love the salty taste of the bacon with the sweet blueberries. It gives these a very decadent flavor."
"I just made these and they are fantastic - gotta love the bacon! I did some minor extra steps which was to dredge the blueberries and bacon in a light dusting of flour just before adding them to the dough (definitely keep the blueberries in the freezer until you're ready to use them); plus I only kneaded the dough about 4 times to just gather it into a ball and very lightly flattened it with my rolling pin so the wedges would be tall like in the photo. I also used raw sugar crystals for the topping for added crunch. One other tip, I always wash my hands in cold water before I handle dough that depends on being flakey, in case my hands are too warm from activity - anything to keep those flakes! ;)"