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We went on a short staycation last week and ate WAY too much! We had a blast, loved all the fun activities, and ate WAY too much. Yes, it was worth repeating! But we had some amazing food. Trust me…I will share all about our staycation in a couple weeks, but I had to recreate one dish this weekend.
On Mother’s Day, we ate at a nice restaurant at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. I ordered the scones, one sweet and one savory…they said it was a Scottish savory scone. Um…okay. Sounded good to me! Well…I had to fight off the rest of my family for my scone…my Mother’s Day breakfast was under attack. I knew then that I had to recreate it at home.
I’ve made several scone recipes before, but they were sweet. And I had the most amazing Irish cheddar cheese sitting in my fridge dying to be used in a tasty dish. Is that wrong? I used Irish cheese in a “Scottish” scone? I might have broken some sort of UK law. Shhh…don’t tell! So, I got up early yesterday morning and started playing around with the recipe.
Okay, so at 6:45 in the morning, I’m not always functional. I couldn’t find my biscuit cutter anywhere…so I dipped a cup in a little flour and then cut my scones with it! This dough is so tender that it worked perfectly.
Bacon Cheddar Scones
These savory bacon cheddar scones are perfect for an easy weekend brunch or potluck.
- 2 cups AP flour (plus more for kneading)
- 2 tbls sugar
- 1 tbl baking powder
- 5 tbls cold butter, cut into to small cubes
- 1 cup half and half (whole milk or heavy cream work well too)
- 5 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 4 oz cheddar cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 400. Prepare a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or parchment. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, and baking powder. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Stir in half and half. Gently fold in cheddar cheese and bacon.
- On a lightly floured surface, knead dough 5 or 6 times. Roll dough into a 1/2-inch thick circle.** (SEE NOTES). Use a biscuit cutter, or cup, dipped in flour and cut out scones. Combine scraps and cut again. Place dough circles on prepared pan. Brush tops with a little half and half.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. When scones have cooled completely, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
**Or divide dough in half and make two smaller circles. Cut into 8 triangles each. This makes a nice size for taking to a brunch potluck or if you are having a lot of other food.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 scone
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
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Thank you Kerrygold for beginning my obsession with this cheese! It’s absolutely amazing. Kerrygold USA was a Camp Blogaway Sponsor. I was not obligated to use their product! But why wouldn’t I…it’s delicious!
These look great! Would other types of cheese work as well?
Gloria @ Simply Gloria says
Wanted to let you know I am featuring these fabulous scones on my blog today!
bill elliott says
These truly look mouth watering, gotta try to make these
Thanks Bill! They are a great twist on a traditional scone!
I love eating cheese and bacon together. It looks so yummy. I love it.
Wow, Wendy, these look divine! We do have recipes for scones, but not savory ones! We look forward to sharing this one with our Dubliner fans!
It was great meeting you at camp!
Thanks Molly! Camp was so much fun! This cheese is amazing!
Jane Hanke says
I love this bacon with cheese. It looks deliciously. Gonna try this at home. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Mom Foodie says
I love Dubliner cheeses. These must be scrumptious.
Laura O in AK says
Popping through the Family Time Tuesday post as the title caught my eye. Seriously… bacon and cheese in a scone, scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe. I’ll have to give it a try soon.
Wow! These Bacon Cheddar Scones is newly heard. And I found it interesting, I think I’m gonna try it. Thanks for the mouthwatering post and the recipe you’ve shared.
George Mackie says
Wow this looks good but seeing the content of the butter is the main issue, Might be too fatty from a point of view…
Ashley S says
My kids have recently become obsessed with scones. They would love these. Can’t wait to make them!
Jennifer Dempsey says
I feel like I’m starving. These looks so delicious that it has made me very very hungry now. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. I’m going to try it right away.
Yum! I made grilled cheese with my Dubliner, the just ate the rest as slices. I’m obsessed with it! These scones look divine!
Cookin' Canuck says
It sounds as though you had a fun weekend! Bacon and cheddar are such a fantastic combination, and you made things even better with Kerrygold’s Dubliner (yum!)
I so want to make these today!
Oh wow! These look amazing! I’m going to have to try them out!
Scarlet of Family Focus Blog says
These look so good! I think I will try them this weekend!
Denise @ Creative Kitchen says
Oh these look soo good! I feel like I alwatys say that, but I’m a sucker a good scone!! Love, love, love Kerrygold!! Glad you guys had another good weekend. Are you staying put for a few weeks? LOL!!
I’ve always made sweet scones and love this recipe. I know they would be a big hit in my house. Thanks for sharing your recipe!