bacon scones

Monday, March 11, 2013

My favorite breakfast place in Old Town Alexandria (Buzz) has bacon scones (dollops of baked goodness, for reals).  

I love them.  I miss them.  I can't wait to be reunited with them in 5 months.  

But I have grown tired of just dreaming about them.  And I think D was sick of hearing me ask him for a plane ticket to Buzz every weekend.  

So... I can cook.  I know how to make scones. So... I should make these, right?  Duh!   (Yes, I pushed the mute button on the voice of reason in my head when it was in the middle of saying...  they are god awful for you, and you know you really don't need a dozen of them).  

Well, bugger off reason, I want a dozen plus of them!  

And let's face it after thinking about them, you probably do too.  So, I'll share this with you.  
Bacon Scones
6-8 slices bacon
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 stick unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese 
heaping 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/4 cup heavy cream, plus 2 tablespoons

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Cook and chop the bacon. (Try not to eat it all, you need most of it for the scones buddy!)

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter, cheese, green onions, and pepper and work just until it starts to come together. Add the bacon. Add 1 cup of the cream and work just until it becomes a sticky dough.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Form into 2 large circles about 3/4 inch thick and cut each into 8 wedges. Transfer to baking sheet. Paint the tops of the wedges lightly with the remaining 2 tablespoons of cream and bake until golden brown, 22 to 23 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly on the baking sheet. Enjoy.

Props: Recipe adapted from Emeril.  Thanks buddy.  

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  1. These look awesome! I think you might enjoy this scone recipe. It is one of my favorites. I can't really get bacon here, so we've gone without for over 6 months (GASP!)