Chive, Bacon & Blue Cheese Scones

ChiveBaconBlueCheeseScone
FROM TEA TIME JULY/AUG 2011

These rich and delicious scones provide a great reason to enjoy the cold winher nights. The warm and hearty flavors will have you convinced that winter isn't worth giving up just quite yet.

Ingredients | Makes 9 Scones
  • 1 ½ cups soft-wheat self-rising flour OR 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder and ¾ teaspoon salt.
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ cup cold butter
  • 6 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • ¼ cup cooked chopped bacon (approximately 4 slices)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • Preparation
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

    3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and sugar. Using a pastry blender (or knives or hands if unavailable) cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

    4. Add cheese, bacon and chives and stir with a wooden spoon.

    5. Add cream, stirring until all ingredients are combined and a soft dough forms. If dough seems dry and mixture does not come together, add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until a dough forms.

    6. Using a ¼-cup scoop, drop dough onto prepared baking sheet.

    7. Bake until lightly browned, approximately 20 minutes.

    8. Serve warm.

    NOTE: These can be made early in the day and then warmed in a conventional oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Do not reheat in a microwave oven.

    If you are not a fan of blue cheese, though it’s distinct flavor complements bacon and bread quite well, you can substitute your favorite cheddar.
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