- about 4-5 sliced of bacon cooked
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tbl baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1 cup of cream + 2 tbl for later
- 1 cup of cheese (i used a light swiss)
- 2 tbl parsley
i am not a baker, but i’m trying. it’s actually a lot easier then i thought, i just have to keep my mind in the game and not wander. i tend to do that while i am cooking. i think about 5 recipes at a time…you can’t do that when you’re baking.
the thing that hit me last night, you can take a basic baking recipe and really expand on it, if it doesn’t work, you try again. i’m not afraid to screw up a recipe like i used to be. since i started this blog i have become a lot more gutsy about trying to cook new things and really stepping out of my comfort zone. it’s been fun and i am so excited to keep going.
last night i made a potato, leek and corn soup (recipe tk) and i was looking for something to accompany it. i am also looking to clean out my non kosher for passover items before sunday, wish me luck with that. while i was tearing through my pantry and fridge i found a package of cinnamon buns, that won’t do, how about scones? something savory with cheese and oh look, there was the bacon
i found a basic scone recipe and replaced some of the items and added a few more. these were amazing. the bacon added a nice crunch and the cheese added a lovely flavor. savory, crunchy, flaky, soft and so yummy!
- in your mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt and butter. turn your mixer to a low speed and start mixing. the mixture will become crumbly that is what you want. add your cheese and bacon. continue mixing.
- add 1 cup of cream to the mix, keep on mixing for about a minute, it will form a sticky dough. stop mixing and lay it out on a floured surface.
- all the recipes i have seen for scones say do not over mix or your scones will be tough and chewy, i gently laid the dough on my floured cutting board and gently flattened it out. i then took a rolling pin and gently spread the dough, it was like a half an inch thick. i then took my cup and made circles with the dough and laid then on my cookie sheet.
- have left over dough? gently mix together and repeat.
- brush that extra cream over your scones and cook at 400 for about 20 minutes.
- let them rest for about 4-5 minutes, serve and enjoy!