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!


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!