Peppered Bacon and Cheese Scones Recipe

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Peppered Bacon and Cheese Scones Recipe
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Peppered Bacon and Cheese Scones Recipe

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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
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Gouda cheese
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the cheese, bacon and shallot. Whisk buttermilk and egg; set aside 1 tablespoon. Stir remainder into crumb mixture just until moistened. 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. Brush with reserved milk mixture. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 scones.
Originally published as Peppered Bacon and Cheese Scones in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p154

Nutritional Facts

1 scone: 433 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 718mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Gouda cheese
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the cheese, bacon and shallot. Whisk buttermilk and egg; set aside 1 tablespoon. Stir remainder into crumb mixture just until moistened. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times.
  2. Pat into an 8-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges. Separate wedges and place on a greased baking sheet. Brush with reserved milk mixture. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 scones.
Originally published as Peppered Bacon and Cheese Scones in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p154

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