Best cheese and bacon scones

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Best cheese and bacon scones

Retro baking goodness. Here’s a nice savoury twist on the classic scone using bacon pieces and dollops of mayo which gives these scones a lovely light texture.

Makes: 12-14

Ingredients

3 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup diced bacon or ham
1½ cups grated cheddar cheese
½ teaspoon herb salt
1 shallot, finely sliced
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
1 cup mayonnaise, we used Best Foods Mayo
1 ½ cups milk
Sprinkle of smoked paprika

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees Celcius.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl. Stir in bacon pieces, cheese, herb salt, sliced shallots and parsley.
  4. In a separate bowl beat together the mayonnaise and milk.
  5. Fold the liquid ingredients into the dry and gently mix until combined (add a little extra milk if needed). The mixture should be a stiff muffin consistency.
  6. Use a large spoon to scoop out generous spoonfuls onto the lined tray – they should just be touching so when cooked they will link together.
  7. Sprinkle with a little paprika and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden and risen (you can pull the middle one apart slightly to check it is cooked through).
  8. Remove from the oven and cover with a clean tea towel.
  9. Serve warm with butter.
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