Cheese and Bacon Spent Grain Scones

Making home brew? Save some of the spent grains for these savory scones! Delicious!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1 1/3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup spent barley grain*
1
tablespoon sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
6
tablespoons cold butter, cut into 6 pieces
1/3
cup milk
1
egg
3/4
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (3 oz)
3
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix flour, spent grain, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in milk, egg, cheese and bacon.
  • 3 Place dough on lightly floured work surface. Knead lightly 10 times. On cookie sheet, roll or pat dough into 8-inch round. Cut into 8 wedges, but do not separate wedges.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; carefully separate wedges. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

*What are spent grains? The grains that remain after steeping them for home-brewed beer. They add a malty or nutty flavor and crunchy texture to baked goods.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Scone
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.