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Cheddar Jalapeno Bacon Scones

Cheddar Jalapeno Bacon Scones

A recipe for scones made with cheddar cheese, fresh jalapenos, and bacon. A savory scone to enjoy any time of the day.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter 1 stick, diced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese by weight, diced
  • 2 slices bacon regular thickness
  • 2 small jalapeno peppers seeded and minced
  • Egg wash 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment or a silpat.
  2. In a small skillet, over medium-high heat, brown the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and drain on paper towels. Lower the heat to medium-low. Add the diced jalapenos to the skillet and saute until soft, about 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the jalapenos from the pan and drain on paper towels. Chop the bacon into small pieces.
  3. In a small bowl, add the Cheddar cheese, bacon, jalapenos, and 1 tablespoon of the flour. Stir to coat ingredients with the flour.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter with a fork or pastry blender until the butter is pea-sized. Lightly whip eggs and cream and add it to the flour/butter mixture. Using a wooden spoon, stir mixture until it comes together. Add the cheese, bacon, and jalapeno mixture and stir until incorporated.
  5. Turn out the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead gently a few times. Pat the dough out to a round that is 3/4 to 1-inch thick. Cut into 8 triangles. Transfer the triangles to the baking sheet. Brush tops of each with egg wash. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for scones made with cheddar cheese, fresh jalapenos, and bacon. A savory scone to enjoy any time of the day.