Twice-Peppered Bacon and Buttermilk Scones with Gouda

Twice-Peppered Bacon and Buttermilk Scones with Gouda

Gold Medal® Flour Recipe Contest 2010!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

8

scones

3
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon baking powder
2
teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2
cup cold unsalted butter or regular butter, cut into small pieces
6
oz Gouda cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)
1/4
cup cooked real bacon pieces
1
shallot, finely chopped
1
cup buttermilk
1
egg
  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray, or grease with shortening. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, black pepper, salt and red pepper. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mixture in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese, bacon and shallot.
  2. In small bowl, beat buttermilk and egg with fork or whisk. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the buttermilk mixture. Stir remaining buttermilk mixture into crumb mixture; mix with floured hands until dough forms a ball. For tender scones, handle dough as little as possible.
  3. Place dough on lightly floured surface. Pat dough into 8-inch round; cut into 8 wedges. Place wedges 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Brush with reserved buttermilk mixture.
  4. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Makes 8 scones
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
For easier cleanup, line the cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Look for it in either the baking area or storage-wrap aisle of your grocery store.
Time-Saver
If you don’t have time to cook the bacon, shop for precooked bacon, which is available in slices in the meat section of your grocery store or as bits or pieces near the salad topping ingredients.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Scone)
  • Calories 390
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 12g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 750mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 13g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.