Chocolate Chip SconesThe image displays a close-up of a dessert on a blue ceramic plate with an intricate crackle pattern. It appears to be a slice of pie, possibly with a chocolate sauce topping and a piece of crispy bacon placed on top. The focus on the glistening sauce and the contrasting textures suggests an intriguing culinary presentation that combines traditional dessert elements with the unexpected savory twist of bacon

 Indulge in the irresistible combination of sweet and savory with our Chocolate Chip and Bacon Scones. These scones are the perfect blend of crispy bacon, rich chocolate chips, and a tender, buttery crumb. Ideal for breakfast or as a delightful snack, they’re sure to become a new favorite in your baking repertoire. 🍪🥓

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“An overhead view of a wooden table with baking ingredients neatly arranged. On the left, there is a large bowl filled with white flour, showing some cracks on the surface. To its right, a smaller bowl contains dark chocolate chips. Below these bowls, there are two smaller containers; one holds cubed butter and the other contains white granulated sugar. The arrangement of ingredients suggests preparation for baking, possibly cookies or a cake.

FAQs:

  1. Can I use milk instead of buttermilk?
    • Yes, but buttermilk adds a tangy flavor and tenderness to the scones. You can also make a buttermilk substitute by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup of milk and letting it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Can I freeze the scones?
    • Yes, freeze the scones individually on a baking sheet, then transfer them to a freezer bag. Reheat in the oven before serving.
  3. What if I don’t have coarse sugar for topping?
    • You can use regular granulated sugar or skip this step altogether.
  4. Can I add nuts or dried fruit?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to add chopped nuts or dried fruit like cranberries or raisins for added texture and flavor.
Golden-brown scone studded with melted chocolate chips, topped with a crispy strip of bacon, served on a blue textured plate.”

Chocolate Chip and Bacon Scones

Indulge in the irresistible combination of sweet and savory with our Chocolate Chip and Bacon Scones delightful. These scones are the perfect blend of crispy bacon, rich chocolate chips, and a tender, buttery crumb. Ideal for breakfast or as a snack, they’re sure to become a new favorite in your baking repertoire. 🍪🥓
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup bacon fried and cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk cold
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk for brushing
  • Coarse sugar for topping

Instructions
 

Preheat Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Dry Ingredients:

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add Butter:

  • Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Add Chocolate Chips and Bacon

  • Stir in the chocolate chips and bacon until evenly distributed.

Add Wet Ingredients:

  • In a separate bowl, mix the cold buttermilk and vanilla extract. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients. Use a fork or your hands to gently mix the dough until it just comes together. Be careful not to overmix.

Form the Dough:

  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead it a few times to bring it together. Pat the dough into a circle about 1 inch thick.

Cut the Scones:

  • Use a sharp knife or a bench scraper to cut the circle into 8 wedges (like a pizza). Alternatively, you can use a round biscuit cutter to cut out individual scones.

Prepare for Baking:

  • Place the scones onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with the 1 tablespoon of buttermilk and sprinkle a little coarse sugar over each scone.

Bake:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown on top.

Cool and Serve:

  • Allow the scones to cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

Notes

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