Everyone thinks of scones as a Devon tea time treat with jam and clotted cream, but they are equally delicious with cheese and in this case bacon – dead easy to make and these were very well received!!
Bacon and cheese scones
- 250g Plain Flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp sugar
- 60g cold butter
- 120g diced cheese
- 70g or good handful of fresh chives
- 220g cooked bacon
- 200ml double cream (plus extra for brushing)
Preheat oven to 220ºc (200ºc fan).
Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Add the butter and use your hands to make a coarse crumble mix. Add the cheese, chives and bacon and mix, then add the cream until the mixture comes together.
Transfer the dough to a floured surface and use your hands to press the dough down to about 1 inch thick, then cut about 12 rounds using a cutter, brush the tops with the extra cream, place in the oven and bake for about 30 mins.