Cheddar and Bacon Buttermilk Scones

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are a savoury version of an English favourite. They are wonderful served slightly warm, split in half and spread with butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C.
  2. Grill the bacon until starting to crisp. Cool and chop into small dice.
  3. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl along with the mustard powder, baking powder and cayenne.
  4. Using your hands rub the butter into the mixture until it's fully blended and it looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  5. Stir in the bacon, 3 /4 of the cheddar and chives.
  6. Mix the beaten egg with the buttermilk. Stir into the flour mixture until it's formed a smooth dough, but go lightly, otherwise the scones will be very heavy.
  7. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1 inch thickness. Cut into 6 circles with a 2 1/2 inch cutter.
  8. Place scones on a greased baking sheet. Brush with milk and sprinkle over remaining cheddar.
  9. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

AMAZING! I loved the texture of these. And they were so easy to put together. These are so impressive that I can't wait to serve them to company!! Thanks for posting such a great recipe!

Saturn December 12, 2006

These are magical scones...they just disappeared from the table. I doubled the recipe and made a few changes. I used 4 egg whites, turkey bacon, and fat free buttermilk. I also substituted Brummel & Brown spread instead of butter. I was lazier than Stormylee and just did drop style, worked out just fine. Will appear on my table again, thanks

Mr. Ladypit October 28, 2006

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