Mmm! That's what you'll hear as you serve a platter of these buttery, savory scones. The bacon and cheese flavor combination is a welcomed change of pace to the usual sweet varieties often served at brunch. —Janice Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina
In Bend, Oregon, Loraine Meyer bakes these light, fluffy scones that are loaded with dried cranberries and topped with cinnamon-sugar. "I take them to breakfast meetings, serve them at brunches, and share them with neighbors and friends," she says.
You'll want to stash a few of these homemade morsels in the freezer to serve to visitors who drop in unexpectedly. "Just pop a frozen scone in the microwave for 20 seconds or so, and you have a warm treat," suggests Joan Francis of Spring Lake, New Jersey.
"When I made a friend's scone recipe, I didn't have enough milk, so I substituted hazelnut-flavored nondairy creamer and added chocolate chips," relates Elisa Lochridge from Beaverton, Oregon. "Everyone loved them!"
Serve these for breakfast or a brunch. They're also a great after-school snack. They freeze well besides—simply thaw, warm and serve when you need them.
We live in a cherry-producing region—and every guest expects to find some on our table! My husband and I have three children...20,11 and 9.
Meet the Cook: I've found you don't need to put butter on these scones...they're delicious plain and simple. I especially enjoy them in the wintertime with hot coffee or tea.
Married for 44 years, we have two grown children and five grandchildren.
-Helen Carpenter, Albuquerque, New Mexico