Boozy Bacon, Cheese & Apple Scones

These scones are delightful. Perfect eaten hot out of the oven with butter. The beer adds a complementary yeasty flavour. Feel free to enjoy these with a cold bevvie – we do love Emmerson’s beers!

Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 10-15 mins Makes: 6

Ingredients 

4 slices free-range Danish streaky bacon (we love Hellers)
¾ cup tasty cheese plus extra for topping, grated (we love Mainland)
2 small apples, diced (we love Jazz Apples)
1 cup beer (we love Emerson’s Pilsner)
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder (we love Chantal Organics)
¼ tsp salt
40 grams cold butter, cubed (we love Anchor)
We used a Le Creuset non stick frying pan to cook the bacon and used a Le Creuset oven tray to cook the scones.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C. Line and grease a baking tray.
  2. Fry the bacon in a non stick frying pan until crispy, about 5 minutes. Chop into pieces and set aside to cool.
  3. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the cubed butter and combine with your hands or food processor until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the bacon, diced apple and cheese. Pour in the beer and mix. Knead the dough until smooth and bouncy.
  5. Spoon the dough one large table spoon at a time onto your baking tray. Top with more grated cheese.
  6. Bake in a hot oven for 10-15 minutes until golden.
  7. Serve with butter and your favourite relish or sauce.
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