1/2 Photos of Apple-Smoked Bacon and Cheddar Scones
1 hr 5 mins
Peggy Lynn's Note:
This recipe comes courtesy of Rebecca Rather--her new cookbook is entitled The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes From The Texas Hill Country's Rather Sweet Bakery And Cafe--I hope you enjoy it.
My Private Note
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- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
- 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 4 green onions, thinly sliced
- 10 slices apple-smoked bacon, cooked and chopped into 1 inch pieces (any type of bacon may be substituted~)
- 3/4-1 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1Preheat oven to 400°F.
- 2Using a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl on low speed.
- 3With the mixer running, gradually add the cubes of butter until the mixture is crumbly and studded with flour-butter bits about the size of small peas.
- 4Add the grated cheese; mix just until blended.
- 5~~(Or, in a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Gradually cut butter in with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles small peas. Stir in cheese).
- 6Add the green onions, bacon and 3/4 cup buttermilk to the flour and cheese mixture.
- 7Mix by hand just until the ingredients are incorporated.
- 8If the dough is too dry to hold together,use the remaining buttermilk,adding one tablespoon at a time, until dough is pliable and can be formed into a ball.
- 9Stir as lightly and as little as possible to ensure a light-textured scone.
- 10Remove dough from bowl and place on a lightly floured flat surface.
- 11Pat the dough into a ball.
- 12Using a well-floured rolling pin, flatten the dough into a circle about 8 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick.
- 13Cut the dough into 8 to 10 wedges, depending on the size scone you prefer.
- 14Whisk the egg and water in a small mixing bowl.
- 15Brush each wedge with the egg wash.
- 16Place scones on an ungreased baking sheet; bake 18-20 minutes,or until golden brown and no longer sticky in the middle.
- 17Serve warm.
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Nutritional Facts for Apple-Smoked Bacon and Cheddar Scones
Serving Size: 1 (125 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 380.5
- Calories from Fat 178
- Total Fat 19.8 g
- Saturated Fat 12.1 g
- Cholesterol 76.9 mg
- Sodium 595.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 38.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
- Sugars 1.5 g
- Protein 11.9 g
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