Peppered Bacon & Sharp Cheddar Scottish-Style Scones
Peppered Bacon & Sharp Cheddar Scottish-Style Scones Print Recipe
Main Ingredient: Bread
Yield: 10-12 scones
Recipe courtesy of Paul Montador, Finalist in the 2015 Black Creek® “Everything's Better with Cheddar” recipe contest
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes British/Irish Breads
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 c. peppered bacon, diced and cooked
  • 1/2 c. sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 tablespoons Greek yogurt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and cover baking trays with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking powder until it resembles fine bread crumbs. Add in cheese and bacon and mix until well distributed. Next, make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in yogurt. Combine until mixture is soft but not sticky.

Turn dough onto a floured surface and gently knead until smooth. Be careful to not over-knead the dough. Roll out dough until it’s ¼ inch thick and cut out scones with a round fluted cutter. Place cut outs on a baking tray and cook for 20 minutes or until risen and golden brown on top. Serve warm with melted butter, or let cool and refrigerate.

Author's notes

Can be served after cutting in half and browning in a skillet with melted butter, adding a fried egg or meat patty on top.

These scones are made in the traditional Scottish way with the recipe being inspired by the original scone recipe taught to me by my Grandmother.