I love making scones. They are so easy to make with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. And these Bacon Cheddar Scones are no different.
I love bacon. I mean who doesn't? So making scones with bacon and cheddar was a no brainer for me. Everything tastes better with bacon doesn't it?
If you don't have any cheddar cheese on hand you can simply substitute for what you got in the fridge. I must remember to try this recipe with some pepper jack cheese to give these scones a little kick. Personally I love the Extra Sharp Cheddar for this recipe.
In an attempt to make this recipe as easy to make I recommend cutting in the butter using your food processor. This should make it easier to get the cold butter distributed as evenly and consistently as possible.
🥛 Buttermilk Substitution
If you don't have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes. Since this recipe calls for ½ cup you will need to adjust accordingly.
Another option is to use a cultured buttermilk blend. All you need to do is add water. I was very skeptical at first but in a pinch it works great!
If you don't have a food processor you can simply cut the cold butter in by hand using a couple of knives. Just make sure the butter is nice and cold!
If you've ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?
🥓 How to Make Bacon
If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I've put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon - 3 Ways. Check it out!
And don't throw away that bacon grease! Bacon is expensive and the grease is great for making Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Popcorn and even hash browns. It can keep up to 3 months if properly stored in the refrigerator.
I was curious about the origins of scones as I knew they've been around for a long time so I looked it up and found this article on Wiki about Scones.
🔪 Equipment Needed
You will need a food processor to make this Bacon Cheddar Scone recipe.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Bacon Cheddar Scone Recipe (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Unsalted Butter, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and Buttermilk.
🥣 How to make Bacon Cheddar Scones
Preheat oven to 450°F.
In a food processor combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and butter. Pulse 3 times or until butter resembles peas.
Add in cheddar and chopped bacon. Gradually add the buttermilk until the dough comes together to form a ball.
Roll out dough about 8 inches round. Cut 8 wedges and brush egg wash on top of the scones.
Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Bacon Cheddar Scones
- Baking Sheet
- 1 ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 3 tablespoon Unsalted Butter, cold
- ½ Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- 5 strips Bacon, cooked & chopped
- ½ Cup Buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- In a food processor combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and butter. Pulse 3 times or until butter resembles peas.
- Add in cheddar and chopped bacon. Gradually add the buttermilk until the dough comes together to form a ball.
- Roll out dough about 8 inches round. Cut 8 wedges and brush egg wash on top of the scones.
- Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.