Savory Cheddar Scones
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Dry Mustard
  • Several grinds of coarse-ground black pepper
  • 6 Tbs. Unsalted Butter, chopped into small cubes
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp. thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. freshly grated Sharp Cheddar or Gruyere Cheese
  • Crumbled cooked Bacon, 4 regular strips worth
  • ½ cup Half & Half
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten together with Half and Half
Method
  1. In the large bowl of a food processor, blend together the dry ingredients (flour through pepper.)
  2. Add butter pieces and pulse together until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add half of the onions and half of the cheese and then pulse quickly once or twice.
  4. Add the rest of the onions, cheese, and bacon-- still reserving the extra Tablespoons until the end.
  5. Add the egg beaten together with the cream and then pulse 2-4 times.
  6. Take care not to over-mix. You can do this step by hand with a fork or spatula.
  7. Invert the food processor bowl onto a lightly floured surface.
  8. Work dough lightly into a rough circle.
  9. Once the circle is formed, cut into 8 large or 16 small wedges.
  10. Place wedges onto a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
  11. Just before baking press the reserved cheese and green onions onto the surfaces of the scones.
  12. Bake at 425' for 12-15 minutes
Notes
To reheat: Wrap in aluminum foil and heat at 350' for 7-10 minutes. Microwaving the scones can make them tough.
Recipe by Happy Go Stuckey at https://happygostuckey.com/savory-cheddar-scones/