YumYum Divas YumYum Recipes: Bacon Cheddar Scones, contributed by Katg

Recipe Title: Bacon Cheddar Scones

Contributed by: Katg

Additional Credits for Recipe
Emeril-Foodd Network

Note from the Diva
I was looking around for a recipe for sweet scones and came across this one on the food network. I'm not all ga-ga over Emeril but this is his recipe and these were great!

I made ½ of this recipe and it made 8 scones…they’re actually very filling!

List of 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

Preparation
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. 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.

Cooking Time & Temperature
400 degrees F 22-23 minutes

Number of Servings: 16

Cookbook Category
Biscuits Muffins & Scones

General Cooking/Prep Method
Bake

Extra Features of Recipe
Difficulty Level-Moderate

Tested & Approved Recipe
Yes!

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"Bacon Cheddar Scones"
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