We love all of the contrasting flavors that brunch is known for. Light breakfast fair like parfaits and oatmeal are accompanied by heavier lunch options like soups and sandwiches. Sweet french toast, pancakes, and pastries are paired with savory options like bacon, sausage, and eggs. So, why not wrap these contrasts all into one perfect brunch recipe? That is just what we did with our Savory Cheesy Bacon Scone recipe below. Follow this step-by-step guide for a dish that is everything we love about brunch in one recipe.
First things First
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. This seems hot, but it will ensure the crisp outside, moist inside consistency you are looking for. Next, gather your ingredients and measure them out into a medium mixing bowl. First, combine the dry ingredients: Dip Mix, flour, and baking powder. Whisk together until combined. Next, either cube your cold butter into about 1/4 inch pieces, or freeze your butter for about 30 minutes to ensure it is extremely cold and then use the large side of a cheese grater to shred the butter into small pieces. However you accomplish it, you are just wanting the butter to be very cold and cut into small pieces before adding it to the flour mixture.
Cut in the butter in using a pastry knife or fork until the mixture reaches a sandy consistency. Then, slowly add the heavy cream as you stir the mixture (about 2 tablespoons to a 1/4 cup at a time). Mix everything just until everything comes together. You do not want to overwork the dough.
Shaping, Cutting, and Baking the Dough
Once combined, turn the dough out onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Using your hands, form a disk that is about 1 inch thick.
Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into 6 even pieces. Place each piece about an inch or two apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. You can use a basting brush to coat the top of the scones with more cream if you wish, but this is an optional step that we did not find necessary.
Place the baking sheet into your preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown on the outside. about 2 minutes before they are done cooking you can add extra cheese and crisp bacon to the top of the scones to let them heat and melt before pulling them out of the oven. Let them cool on your pan for at least 10 minutes. The scones will continue cooking on the pan.
Serve and Enjoy!
We added some chives to the top of our scones when we pulled them out of the oven. Enjoy these savory pastries with a cup of tea or coffee. They make the prefect hearty breakfast for one, or a great addition to a big brunch spread.
Cheesy Bacon Savory Scones
- Wind & Willow Cheesey Bacon Dip Mix
- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 4 Tbs cold butter, cubed or grated
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Cheese, bacon, and chives for garnish, optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk the Dip Mix, flour, and baking powder together in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in the butter using a pastry knife or fork until the mixture reaches a sandy consistency. Slowly add the heavy cream as you stir the mixture. Mix just until everything comes together. Then, turn the dough out onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Form the dough into a 1 inch thick disk and cut into 6 even pieces. Place each scone 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. You can top them with bacon and extra cheese just before pulling them out of the oven, allowing the cheese to melt. After taking them out of the oven, you can top them with chopped chives for a bit of color and freshness. Allow to cool on the baking sheet at least 10 minutes before serving.
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