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Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

 
Oh boy. You’re in for a real treat. Bacon. Cheddar cheese. Fresh chives. Heavy cream. Today’s recipe (brought to us by Tasty Kitchen member  Schnoodle Soup via King Arthur Flour) is comfort food with a hint of sophisticated flare.

I was expecting these scones to be good; perhaps great. But they are more than that—they’re simply scrumptious.

My first bite was heavenly. The scone was flaky and soft and the flavors were amazing yet so complementary. But I’ll stop torturing you and show you how you can get these in your tummy today.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

First, the list of ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, sugar (I used organic evaporated cane juice), cold butter, cheddar cheese, fresh chives, bacon (I used a hickory maple), and heavy cream.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

Begin by cooking your bacon. I fried mine over the stove, but you could use your oven if you wish.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

Crumble or chop the cooked bacon.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

Cut the butter into cubes (I like to use this method), and stick it in back in the refrigerator.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

Grate some cheddar. Cheese. I love cheese. Ahem. Sorry.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

Chop the chives. I like to use scissors, but you can use a knife if you prefer.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

Add the cubed butter.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

Using your hands, “cut” in the butter until the mixture is crumbly with butter pieces of different sizes. You don’t want it to be too uniform.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

See how there’s some butter pieces that are bigger? That’s what you want to achieve.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

Add the cheese, bacon and chives to the flour/butter mixture and combine.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

Add the cream and mix with your hands. You want the mixture to stick together and have no crumbs at the bottom of the bowl. If it’s too dry, add some more cream. Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7-inch disc that’s about 3/4 inch thick. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and cut into eight wedges. Separate them slightly. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

Brush the scones with some extra cream. This will help them to brown up nicely. Bake in a 425°F oven for 20-22 minutes, or until golden brown.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

Notes:
The dough by itself is very rich. There’s no need to serve with butter. Unless you’re a butter addict, like myself.
I thought the hickory-maple-flavored bacon was an excellent flavor option, slightly sweet and smoky. If you prefer a more pure savory flavor, choose a regular bacon.
These scones can be reheated easily by popping them in the toaster for a few minutes. I think it preserves the original texture better than a microwave.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of Schnoodle Soup.

Thank you so much to Lindsay (and KAF) for sharing this delicious recipe with us! Make sure to check out her blog where she shares many more yummy recipes (like this Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf).

 
 

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Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones

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A savory scone sent straight from the breakfast gods.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Very Cold Butter, Cubed
  • 1 cup Freshly Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • ⅓ cups Chives, Chopped
  • 12 slices Bacon, Cooked And Crumbled
  • ¾ cups Cream, Or More As Needed, Plus 2 Tablespoons To Brush On The Scones

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 425ºF. Prepare a baking pan by lightly greasing it or lining it with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.

Using your hands, incorporate the butter until mixture is unevenly crumbly. Some of your butter will remain in larger pieces, which is exactly what you’re trying to achieve.

Mix in cheese, chives and bacon and make sure they are evenly distributed.

Add ¾ cup of cream and work in with your hands. If the mixture sticks together and you have no remaining crumbs at the bottom of the bowl, do not add more cream. If crumbs remain, add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture holds together.

Transfer the dough to a floured work surface. Pat dough into a 7” disk and roll until it is about ¾” thick. Transfer the disk to your baking sheet.

Using a knife, cut into 8 wedges and spread apart slightly on the baking sheet. Brush the tops of the scones with additional cream to help them brown while cooking.

Bake for 20– 2 minutes until scones are golden brown.

(Recipe from King Arthur Flour.)

 
 
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Newly-married Erica Kastner shares her wonderful recipes and amazing food photography on her blog, Cooking for Seven. She also writes about crafts and posts more of her beautiful photography in her personal blog, EricaLea.com. There really isn’t much that this amazing young lady can’t do, and we’re thrilled she does some of it here.

 

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Rachael on 4.25.2012

These look delicious. I don’t think I’d stop at one though and even subbing buttermilk for the cream they’re still about 350 calories each… and I see 2 on that plate. Do they freeze well? Would you freeze before or after baking? They look good enough to figure calories on. I wish TK would put at least a little nutrition info on the recipes.

Susan T. on 4.23.2012

These are amazing!!! I made a double batch(for 16 scones), and baked them for 25 minutes. Absolutely wonderful!

nicole on 4.22.2012

I just finished making these and they were INCREDIBLE! Possibly the best breakfast I have ever made! I can’t wait to make them again!

nina on 4.18.2012

How can I make this low-carb?

Jules D. on 4.17.2012

Oh my dear heavenly Gods. These were wonderful. If you are not hooked enough to try making these based on the above photos, then let me ASSURE you that these are indeed wonderful. So wonderful in fact, that hubby scampered down the stairs this morning to grab one of the few remaining ones in the basket.So wonderful that my adult children want to know why I didn’t make these for them when they were younger and lived at home. It’s bacon, cheese and chives goodness that you get to mix with your hands people! Do it. You will not be sorry.

Julie on 4.16.2012

Made these for supper tonight along with fried eggs ….. so good. I will be making these again for sure.

JENNY H. on 4.16.2012

These look delicious. I will have to make them soon.

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Erica Lea on 4.16.2012

Alison: Scooping the scones w/an ice cream scoop sounds like an awesome way to save on the mess. :)

Laurie: I, too, thought that 4 tablespoons was kind of a small amount of butter, but it worked out great! Maybe you could try adding more cream? Sorry it didn’t work out well for you!

Georgie Talbert on 4.15.2012

Mmmmm… made these for breakfast this morning and they were Delicious… and they’re all gone! Subbed buttermilk in for the cream, because that’s what was in the fridge. Husband says this one is a keeper!

Alecia on 4.15.2012

When my mum would make scones she would freeze the butter then grate it, so it was all ready to be mixed into the flour and it was less effort. She had 9 children so any way to get the food onto the table faster and easier she would find it

Laurie on 4.15.2012

I was wondering if the 4 Tbs. of butter is correct? It looks like a lot more is used
in the photos. The reason I am asking is I just made these today, and they came
out ‘looking’ wonderful and exactly like the picture on the submitted recipe.
I tasted one of the slices and it was very dry and the iinside had a doughy taste
with not much flavor. Followed the recipe exactly, without a problem except for
for what I stated, (taste),,Can’t figure what went wrong,

Grace on 4.14.2012

Um, these are REALLY good. I made them yesterday. They’re already all gone. Amen.

CJ - Food Stories on 4.14.2012

OMG – This is probably the best looking scone I have ever seen. I usually don’t bake with regular, all purpose flour but I might have to make an exception for this one.

Tracy A. on 4.14.2012

Oh my! This contains all of my favorite food groups!

Lois Schultz on 4.13.2012

As soon as I told my husband about these, he asked me when I was going to make them ! and I have to say they got rave reviews ! my husband said that he rated them right up there with my Rhubarb Scones! TY

Alison on 4.13.2012

My family used to sell these at our bakery, and have had many disappointed customers since we stopped. Only difference, we would use dried chives, and we added a little extra cream so that the dough could be “scooped” onto a pan using an ice cream scoop. This method is a little less messy, and just seems right for a savory scone. Delicious!

Mikayla on 4.13.2012

These look amazing… I was so excited that it was your post, Erica! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie in MN on 4.13.2012

Ohhhhhh…heaven!

Sandi ~ LoveFromCapeCod~etsy on 4.13.2012

oh boy, oh Boy…. Oh BOY!! These look SO incredible. (I’m pretty certain you had me at the crumbled bacon) Yum, yum, yummy! Thank you. xoxoxox

Dani @ Cloud 8½ on 4.13.2012

Nevermind! I tried again and the first image was pin-able for me. Sorry!

Dani @ Cloud 8½ on 4.13.2012

I, too, had trouble pinning this recipe. If you’re hosting your photos with Flickr, it’s likely due to the privacy settings there. A number of bloggers have recently experienced this issue. I’d love to be able to make these, but Pinterest is how I track my recipes to make! Thanks!

Heidi on 4.13.2012

Thank you Erica, I will be making this for a brunch next weekend!! I’m so excited!!

Nancy Klune on 4.13.2012

Evil, I tell you evil! LOL
My mouth is watering just looking at the photo of these.

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Erica Lea on 4.13.2012

Oops, no coding, I guess. :)

megan brownlee: I’m sure that would work fine to use a muffin pan. I’ve seen “scone pans” for sale – pans sectioned into individual scone shapes.

megan brownlee on 4.13.2012

Question: Could you bake them in muffin pans instead?

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Erica Lea on 4.13.2012

Heidi: I think sausage should work just fine. Sounds amazing, in fact! :)

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Lauren's Latest on 4.13.2012

Love anything involving carbs, bacon and cheese.

Travis Cotton on 4.13.2012

I was able to pin it. Most of the images cannot be pinned for some reason but one can be. Ill have to try the recipe.

Heidi on 4.13.2012

I love bacon, but not a big fan of mixing it with things, I know I’m nuts, but do think it could be substitued with Sausage? Just curious?

Allyn on 4.13.2012

I feel in loves with scones completely on our honeymoon: http://lollingabout.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/wasted-wednesday-whiskey/
I still need to try to make them myself. Maybe this is the push I need?

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carolinagirl on 4.13.2012

Oh my, those look amazing! Wish I was at home so I could make these, maybe over the weekend!

Paula on 4.13.2012

Oh those look wonderful. They are on my to make list. I wonder how to incorporate spinach into the scone.

The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh on 4.13.2012

I NEED to make these. It’s not even a matter of want.

Amy on 4.13.2012

These look delicious! I’ve been trying to find “grab & go” savory breakfast options recently, and these should do the trick! I’ve yet to bake scones, but this recipe seems as good as any for a first timer!

Nicole on 4.13.2012

That looks soooooo good. I think I will have to make this tomorrow morning. It looks relatively easy, of course I say that and then by the end my entire kitchen is covered in flour. hehe

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Laurie {Simply Scratch} on 4.13.2012

Love this! Any recipe that calls for cheddar and bacon, I’m instantly sold!

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Shugary Sweets on 4.13.2012

Oh my word this looks delish!

Lauralee on 4.13.2012

The recipe looks wonderful and would love to pin this recipe to my Pinterest board, but get the message “sorry, you cannot pin this image” when I try to do so. Perhaps you need to change some settings?