Gluten-Free Rustic Bacon And Cheese Scones

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Savoury Gluten-Free Bacon and Cheese Scones are always a big hit at our house. When it comes to gluten-free baking, there is nothing simpler to make than scones. In this recipe, the three basic ingredients are bacon, cheddar cheese and green onions. The incredibly cheesy scones have just the right amount of crispy bacon, and they are mildly flavoured with fresh green onions. Honestly, the combination of these three ingredients makes the most delicious savoury scone. 

♥ Here are three steps to follow for the best gluten-free cheese scones!

  1. First, briefly cook the bacon with the green onions. This allows for the bacon to be fully cooked before mixing it with dry ingredients. The bacon will be nice and crispy, and the green onions are flavoured with bacon
  2. Once the bacon is cooked, combine dry ingredients, including cheese with the bacon mixture 
  3. The third step is the most important! Add the milk and mix until the dough starts to come together. DO NOT OVERMIX, or the scones will become hard 🙁 Done! 

Now that you have the bacon and cheese scone mixture ready, roll it out to about 1 1/2 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes. The temperature of the oven is critical → and the oven has to be hot before you start baking the scones to achieve the best results! The high heat quickly bakes the scones without drying them out. 

Savoury scones are always popular because they can replace sandwich bread, or you can serve them with hearty soups and stews. I love them for brunch with savoury things such as Smoked Salmon, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quiche or High Protein Stuffed Breakfast Peppers.

Ingredients

  • 6 GF bacon strips, roughly chopped
  • 2 bunches of green onions (spring onions), thinly sliced
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose gluten-free baking flour blend (I used measure for measure )
  • 2 tsp. GF aluminum free baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt of choice
  • ½ tsp. GF ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup full-fat milk or cream plus some for brushing
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 420 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Add bacon and green onions into a pan and cook over medium heat until bacon becomes slightly crispy about 5 minutes. Cool
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl
  • Stir in cheese and bacon mixture
  • Pour in milk and gently mix until the dough just comes together
  • Transfer dough on a lightly floured surface and shape into a rectangle about 1 1/2 inch in thickness. Cut scones to desired sizes and place on prepared baking sheet
  • Brush top of scones with milk or cream and bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden


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