Fig and Bacon Scones
Serves: 8-10 Scones
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup dried figs, chopped
  • 5 slices center cut cooked bacon, chopped
  • ¾ cup cold cream
  • ¼ cup cold butter milk
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grate butter and place in the freezer.
  3. Whisk flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda together in a large mixing bowl. Wisk in bacon and figs.
  4. Switch to a wooden spoon and stir butter into dry ingredients.
  5. Add cream and buttermilk to the bowl. Mix until combined.
  6. Dump dough out onto a large floured surface and using a rolling pan or your hands, form the dough into a rectangle.
  7. Cut into equal smaller rectangles, making 8-10 (depending on how large you like your scones).
  8. Place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silt pad.
  9. Brush tops with cream and bake for 12-15 minutes until brown and cooked through.
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