Thursday, September 8, 2011

High Tea with the Ladies

I found this wonderful food blog that I wanted to share. It’s called Spoon Fork Bacon and can be found at Not only does it have amazing recipe ideas but the photography and design that goes into each post is extremely impressive.  In one recipe she uses edible glitter…need to find me some of that! The recipe that caught my eye: Bacon, Gruyere and Green Onion Scones. Talk about YUM. I think these would be perfect for a brunch or taken straight out of the oven, cut in half, and smeared with butter. To enjoy with some morning tea of course, we are ever so lady like!

Both Pictures from Spoon Fork Bacon

2 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
2/3 cup gruyere cheese, grated
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
½ cup buttermilk
¼ cup heavy cream
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. Cut cold cubes of butter into the flour mixture until the butter is completely incorporated and the mixture has obtained a fine, mealy texture.
4. Add the bacon, cheese, green onions, and black pepper and mix together until well combined.
5. Fold in the buttermilk and mix together until just combined and the mixture has formed into a dough.
6. Form the dough into a disc and place in fridge for about 30 minutes.
7. Once chilled, flatten the disc to about ½ inch thick and cut the disc into circles using a 3 inch circle cutter (or a fluted cutter) and place the scones onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
8. Brush tops of each scone with a small amount of cream and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the scones puff up and the tops just start to brown.
9. Serve warm with a side of honey butter.

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