Bite-Size Bacon and Gruyere Scones

13 Nov

These scones go fast. I don’t just mean the making of them either. I mean the impressive consumption of them that occurred at about light speed. They were inhaled. By me. By my roommates. Not by anyone else though – there was no sharing of these glorious breakfast bites. Someone would have had to stage a pretty impressive sneak attack to get their hands on some of those scones. It’s certainly not surprising that we ate them all, or that no interloper got a hold of them. Why? Because they have bacon in them, obviously. And I would probably defend bacon foodstuffs with my very life or least a skillet. But you know what else they have? Cheese – and not just any cheese mind you. Gruyere. It’s Swiss and awesome. It keeps these scones from being anything but neutral. We should know. This isn’t our first Swiss cheese filled bacony rodeo.

 Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones, from Home Baked Comfort, by Kim Laidlaw

Ingredients
3 slices thick cut bacon
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup grated Gruyere cheese (plus more for topping scones if desired)
Pinch of kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 egg
3/4 cup heavy cream

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2: In a frying pan, fry bacon until lightly crisp. Finely chop the bacon after draining it on a paper towel.

Step 3: Using a pastry cutter, combine the flour, baking powder, cheese, salt and pepper. Cut in the butter until mixture looks like a coarse meal.

Step 4: In a small bowl whisk together the egg and cream. Pour this mixture into the rest of the dough, and work until dough just comes together. (Note: the recipe instructs you to perform steps 3 and 4 using a food processor, but I, showing what I believe is incredible self restraint, do not have one at my college residence. So I opted for a pastry cutter.)

Step 5: Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface, and knead in the bacon. Use a floured rolling pin to roll out the dough to 1/2 in thickness. Using a knife, or a biscuit cutter, cut out as many 1 1/2 in biscuits as you can.

Step 6: Space the scones evenly on prepared baking sheet, top with extra grated cheese if desired, and bake until the tops are golden (about 10-12 minutes). Let cool slightly on wire rack before serving.

7 Responses to “Bite-Size Bacon and Gruyere Scones”

  1. Emilia November 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    These looks positively phenomenal! I’ve been on quite the scone kick lately and some variation of these (perhaps without the bacon) will definitely be making an appearance in my life soon 🙂

  2. Julie December 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    I made a batch of gruyeres for a holiday party last year, but not with bacon! Such a fun addition. Will have to try to get these into the rotation this season!

  3. The Reinvented Lass January 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    I hope you start writing again, because I love your blog. So many great recipes!

    I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. You can read about the award process on my blog at http://thereinventedlass.wordpress.com/ in the Versatile Blogger post. Congratulations! And thanks for your awesome blog!

    • chefroommate January 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

      Your comment kicked me into gear! I hope to be back to regular blogging soon. Check out my upside cake post from today! Thanks so much for the nomination. That’s so thoughtful of you!

  4. Sara @ The Little Bite April 13, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Those are adorable!! And need to happen NOW! Love it 🙂

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