Fig and Bacon Scones
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Serves: 8-10 Scones
 
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.
Recipe by Cooking for Keeps at http://www.cookingforkeeps.com/fig-and-bacon-scones/