Cheese, bacon and spring onion scones
These are very easy and full of flavour, gorgeous cut in half and a dab of (real please!) butter.
- 3 cups self raising flour
- 200g cold butter, diced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 250 g finely diced bacon - grilled or fried
- 1 1/2 cups grated tasty cheese
- 2 spring onions, finely chopped (or cheat like me and whizz them in the food processor)
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg yolk
Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
In your mixing bowl add salt pepper and then add the butter bit by bit by either rubbing in with your fingertips or using the mixer on a low speed until it combines and resembles chunky bread crumbs. Add the cheese and stir until spread throughout the flour.
Next add the spring onion and bacon, again mix it through well. Lastly whilst mixing on a low add the butter milk until it comes together - it may take a little less or a little more...
It will become a soft dough. Pour dough out onto a floured surface and shape into an oblong or square about 1.5 inches thick.
Cut the slab into squares or triangles (Oh OK you can cut them into circles if you MUST!) the idea is not to work the dough too much or your scones won't be as soft when cooked.
Place onto greased baking tray and glaze with mixture of egg yolk and some buttermilk (about half/half). Bake for 15 minutes.
Serve warm or cold (believe me they are delicious cold too!) Freeze if you wish for up to 2 months in an airtight container or zip lock bag.
Melissa Klemke is a freelance writer and a family food enthusiast. She blogs food, fun and frugality of her family of five at Frills in the Hills.
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