Bacon Cheddar Scones

So, I have been debating some new recipes lately, and stumbled upon a few for scones. Normally scones are sweet in nature, but this one that I found is on the savory side.

I grabbed the ingredients from the refrigerator and the pantry and started to combine the dry ingredients. I noticed that there was no leveling agent in the recipe which looked strange, so I did another google search and decided to go with this recipe. The difference between the two were one recipe had buttermilk and the one used today was heavy cream and baking powder.

Great thing about scones is they are very fast to prepare, and involve limited time in the oven. Only drawback to the short bake time is my run needs to be done as well.

Ingredients

4 slices bacon, chopped
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces
6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup heavy cream, plus 2 tablespoons

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a medium skillet, cook the bacon, stirring, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain well on paper towels. I used microwavable bacon, rather than the fresh version. Less mess, and faster prep time = winning.

Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter, cheese, green onions, and pepper with a pastry blender or fork, and work just until it starts to form lumps and come together. Add the bacon. Add 1 cup of the cream and work just until it becomes a sticky dough, being careful not to overwork.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and pat until it comes together. Form into 2 large circles, about 7 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick and cut each into 8 wedges with a sharp knife. Transfer to baking sheet with a spatula, leaving 1/2-inch space between each wedge. 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. Serve warm.

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