How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 400. Grab your peppermill and start grinding - use a full tablespoon for a wonderfully peppery background or reduce by 1 tsp for less pepper flavor.
  • Using a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl on low speed. With mixer running, gradually add cubes of butter until the mixture is crumbly and studded with flour - butter bits about the size of small peas. Add grated cheese and mix just until blended. (This can also be done by hand: In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Gradually cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles small peas. Stir in cheese.)
  • Add green onions, bacon and 3/4 cup of the buttermilk to flour and cheese mixture. Mix by hand just until all ingredients are incorporated. If dough is too dry to hold together, use remaining buttermilk, adding 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough is pliable and can be formed into a ball. Stir as lightly and as little as possible to ensure a lighter-textured scone. Remove dough from bowl and place it on a lightly floured flat surface. Pat dough into a ball. Using a well-floured rolling pin, flatten dough into a circle about 8 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough into 8 to 10 equal wedges, depending on size scone you prefer.
  • Whisk egg and water in a small mixing bowl to combine. Brush each wedge with egg wash. Place scones on a Silpat-lined baking sheet and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and no longer sticky in the middle. Serve warm.

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    " It was excellent "
    cledgett ate it and said...
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  • dwegmann 8 years ago
    These are very good. You should probably reference the author of the recipe and the cookbook it came from. Specifically, The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country's Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe by Rebecca Rather
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    " It was excellent "
    grumpybaker ate it and said...
    These sound wonderful...I plan to give them a try soon.
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  • nan007 9 years ago
    I'm going to the market right now to get all the ingredients to make these scones. They look delicious and I can't wait to pop one in my mouth. Thanks for the recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    How delightful! Luisa directed me here and I applaud her choice. I cannot wait to make these scrumtious scones. They sound awesome. High 5! Thank you.... :) Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I will be trying these this weekend I love the cheese and buttermilk combination in this recipe.
    Five forks and a smile :)
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    " It was excellent "
    luisascatering ate it and said...
    I just needed to tell you that I made this for the cafe that I cook for and they were a HUGE hit. Here is a review about them on YELP!:

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  • adairent 9 years ago
    I just made these for a ladies breakfast. I used half & half for milk, 1t pepper and because I had no bacon, I used 1 c cooked mild sausage. I brushed them with half and half instead of egg. Wow...these are just what I was hoping for! Thanks for the recipe idea!
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  • meileen 10 years ago
    Oh my God! I just made these, and I'm eaing one hot out of the oven, as I write, it is absolutely delicious! These were also the very first scones I have ever made, soo easy! Thanks!
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    " It was good "
    staceyfish ate it and said...
    I made this for breakfast on Thanksgiving and they were wonderful! It definitely helps to use a thick-cut bacon and smoked cheddar. They turned out fluffier than I usually associate with scones, but if I had used the heavy cream instead of the buttermilk I probably would have gotten the classic scone texture. Fluffy or no, they were a huge hit around the breakfast table and the leftovers didn't last long!
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  • crystalwaters 11 years ago
    These look outrageously yummy, and I must comment on your EXCELLENT directions and suggestions ... you are definitely an expert chef, and I wish you and your new hubby well in your business venture!
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  • borinda 11 years ago
    These sound so good.
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  • sunny 11 years ago
    These look fabulous!
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