Have you ever contemplated making a recipe, thought about it again, and again...
Then finally one day, out of the blue, "voila", you are going to make the recipe.
This is exactly how this recipe came about. I had been toying with the idea of making scones for quite a while to be honest with you. However, if you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I am a challenged baker. I mean "challenged"!
That being said, I still like to experiment, and if I can use my kitchen gadgets to make my life easier instead of fluffing, and forking and kneading and whatever it is that experienced bakers do, then, "gosh darn I'm using the gadgets". So I did!
The results, honestly? Out of this world delicious! You have the bacon, I said B-A-C-O-N, then the cheddar cheese, and finally to just bring it over the top...
Chives. So subtle but what a great accompaniment to the bacon and cheddar. My family actually went back for seconds BEFORE the pics were completed in being taken. I literally had to chase them out of my kitchen!
Ready for this very simple recipe? Here we go;
Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 18-20 minutes
Yield: 16 scones
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup cooked bacon, chopped (8 slices)
1/3 cup chives, diced
1/2 cup (1 stick) very cold butter, cut into small pieces
1-1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (I used extra sharp)
1 cup milk
-Gather all your ingredients, set aside.
-Cook your bacon, chop, measure and set aside. This will be a very good time to cook a couple of extra slices for yourself. What? You are baking for your family, you have to nourish. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
- Preheat oven to 400F (200 C)
-Pre spray baking sheet with non stick spray, or can using parchment paper.
-Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt & red pepper flakes in a food processor. Process 10 seconds till mixed.
Add butter and using the pulse method, process until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Scraping down bowl if needed.
-Transfer mixture into large bowl. Add the Cheddar cheese and milk. Stir until just moistened.
-On a lightly floured flat surface, add mixture and form into a log, then divide in half.
-Pat one half of dough into an 8 inch circle. Cut into eight wedges; place 1/2 inch apart on baking sheet. Repeat with second half of dough.
-Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove unto wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm.
These will be so good with chili which I served them with when I made them. Stews, soups, or even better, a nice brunch with scrambled eggs and fruit. I know right? What are you waiting for?
Till next time!
Dishin with Didi