Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Breakfast in a Scone




I love having my kids come and visit. It gives me a chance to serve yummy recipes that are saved for special occasions. When my daughter travels 2000 miles with 4 little kids that is cause for celebration! We put diets aside and enjoy cooking good food together. Nothing makes me happier than being with my girls in the kitchen. It's a piece of heaven I'm sure.
I often start the day out with a sweet scone,  Lemon Cranberry Scone  or Pumpkin Scones with Spice Glazed  are both great choices but today I wanted a hearty scone, one that will satisfy a man's appetite. I found it, on Brown Eyed Baker--she always comes to my rescue. This scone is full of bacon, onion and cheese. It is rich and delicious. Perfect for the company that has traveled miles!



Breakfast in a Scone
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
1 stick butter--freezer for 30 minutes
11/2 cups grated cheese, cheddar or Gruyere
4 green onions, diced, white and green part
10 strips bacon cooked crisp and chopped
3/4+ cup buttermilk
1 egg
2 teaspoons water
In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper on low till mixed. Grate frozen butter on the large holes of a box grated. Add frozen butter to flour mixture, mix gently. Add cheese, onion and bacon. Mix gently.  Add 3/4 cup buttermilk mix until the mixture just comes together adding more buttermilk if needed 1 tablespoon at a time. Please don't over mix. Form dough in a ball on a floured Roulmat. Using a floured rolling pin flatten and roll the dough to an 8 inch circle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 8-10 wedges. Whisk together the egg and water. Brush each scone wedge with egg wash. Place on a silpat lined pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Scone should start to brown and be firm to the touch. Don't over bake. These are delicious warm. Actually they are good anyway!



9 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

That looks so good! Thank you for the recipe.

Nedra said...

Looks so yummy to have a savory type of scone.
BTW- I made your oatmeal cookies last night and my husband rated them the best he's ever tasted!

Kayte said...

Oh, now we are talking...this looks wonderful. Guys are gonna love these, I can just tell. A manly scone!! lol Thanks!

mireia badia said...

Perfect breakfast!!!

Gloria said...

Yum Cindy! These look like a perfect breakfast. Flagging these for certain.

Debra Eliot said...

Ooh, I love the savoriness of this scone. Perfect for breakfast when you don't want something so sweet.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

great idea! delicious sounding scone - I would LEAP out of bed for one of these!!!
Mary x

Lizzy said...

Cindy, these look marvelous! I'm just starting to see savory scones and madeleines...what a great accompaniment to any meal!

Noelle said...

my goodness, what a great idea! they look delish!