Cake & Cookie Recipes > Oat, Cheese and Bacon Scones

How to make oat, cheese and bacon scones:
Savory scones are ideal for supper or to serve with soup for a main meal. The combination of cheese and bacon makes a very moist scone with the added flavour from the herbs.





Ingredients

1 cup Scottish porridge oats
3 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons butter
half small onion, chopped
1/2 cup matured cheddar cheese, grated
4 rashers streaky Bacon, grilled until crispy and chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
approx. 1/2 pint milk
1 heaped tablespoon grated matured cheddar cheese for topping
(see measure conversions for more information)

Method

- Place the oats into a coffee grinder or food processor.
- Chop finely until it resembles oatmeal.
- Put the oats, cake flour, baking powder into a large bowl.
- Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Mix in the remaining dry ingredients.
- Stir in enough milk to give a fairly soft dough.
- Roll out onto a lightly floured surface to half an inch thick.
- Using a half inch plain cutter cut out 15-17 rounds.
- Put onto two greased baking trays.
- Brush the tops with milk, sprinkle with the topping cheese.
- Bake at 220 degrees centigrade (see temperature conversions) for 15 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese has melted.