These were a triumph.
I'm mildly obsessed with savory scones (evidence: here and here), so I'm always trying to come up with something new. I whipped these up on a lazy Saturday morning with random ingredients I needed to use up in my fridge, not quite sure how they would turn out. But then Miles declared these, "The best scones you've ever made." WIN.
Make these as soon as possible. Your loved ones will rejoice.
Turkey Bacon and Blue Cheese Scones
makes 10 scones
here's what you'll need!
3 cups flour
1 tblspn. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. coarse ground black pepper (the black pepper really MAKES these, so don't skimp)
couple dashes of cayenne
1 stick (1/2 cup) chilled unsalted butter (use a butter knife to cut into small pats cubes. I keep mine in the freezer while I'm gathering all the ingredients so that it stays COLD.)
1 cup blue cheese, crumbled
4 green onions, thinly sliced
10 slices of turkey bacon
1.5 cups whole milk
1 egg, lightly beaten (to create an egg wash)
Preheat oven to 400. Place bacon on a foil-lined baking sheet. When oven is ready, cook bacon 15 minutes. When finished, remove from oven and allow to cool. Cut into small (1 inch or smaller) pieces.
Meanwhile, combine flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a mixing bowl. Add butter and, using your hands, forks, or a mixer, combine until you have a coarse, crumbly texture. Add blue cheese and stir. Add the green onions, milk, and turkey bacon and stir until just combined (do not overmix).
Use an ice cream scoop or your hands to roll the dough into about 10 balls (wet hands with water to prevent dough from sticking to you!). Place balls about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil and press down to a cylinder about 1/2 inch thick.
Brush each scone with the beaten egg and bake for about 20 minutes, or until scones are golden brown on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before enjoying.
These smelled so good baking in our oven that I wanted to cry. Then I tasted one and wanted to cry again. I promise, promise, y'all will love these!