I’m excited to share a reveal for the Secret Recipe Club this month. One of the bloggers from Group A was orphaned and Sarah needed someone to volunteer. I jumped at the opportunity to help, out since my group has a break this month and its another chance to blog with my old group B.
Casa Costello is authored by Helen Costello and I knew immediately that I would love her blog when I saw cakes and bakes in the logo. You know I’m all about sweets! As I was looking through her recipe index, this one recipe jumped out at me…Mint Aero Swiss Roll. I love mint and chocolate together, but had never heard of mint aero candy. I might need to have my friends in the UK a couple bags to try them out. Ironically, I decided on one of the few savory recipes Helen has and went with her recipe for cheese and bacon scones. She also has a twist that she replaces the cheese with maple syrup. I bet they’re delicious, unfortunately my family is not a big fan of maple, and I didn’t want to have to eat them all myself! In addition to her food blog, Helen also has a lifestyle and travel blog where she shares her family’s adventures around the UK and southern France.
These scones were the prefect addition to a quiche I made and I loved the texture. The hardest part of the recipe was converting the UK measurements into US measurements. I think I got it close enough since they came out perfect.
8 slices bacon, cooked and cut into small pieces
1 2/3 cup flour
Dash of salt
Fresh ground pepper
3.5 oz milk
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, cold
1/2 – 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry knife or use your fingers if you want to get messy.
Slowly add in the milk and stir with a fork (or a knife like Helen uses) until just combined. Add a tablespoon of milk or more if you need the dough to come together. Mix in the bacon and cheese and then turn out onto a floured surface.
Form the dough into a circle and flatten. These scones do not rise. My dough was about 1/2 inch thick and I was able to get 8 round scones out of it. Cut the scones into triangles or use a biscuit cutter.
Brush the tops with beaten egg. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
10 thoughts on “Cheddar Bacon Scones – The Secret Recipe Club”
Hiya, Thank you so much for being my saviour when I was orphaned! I love the SRC for being such kind bloggers. Thank you too for your lovely words about my blog – I love how your scones have turned out. Happy to send you over some Mint Aero balls if you want to DM me your address. Would love to see how you got on with the Swiss Roll. Happy Christmas to you xx
It was great getting to know you Helen! Thanks for the offer of sending me some Mint Aeros. I’m going to look around the next time at I’m one of the grocery stores that carry foods from other countries and if I can’t find them there, I’ll definitely take you up on sending me some!
These scones look TERRIFIC, Heather! I’ll have to give them a try very soon! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 😀
I have made scones similar to this before and LOVED them. Maybe I should go make some today! I like the idea of using maple syrup, too, although I can never resist gooey cheese.
Mmmmm..I would love to have one of these for breakfast! Cheesy bread is what my granddaughter would call them. Great SRC choice.
That sounds perfect!
Cheese AND bacon! My two favorite foods! How can you go wrong?! These would be perfect as a grab & go breakfast too!
These look fabulous, Heather! I’m always looking for more savory scone recipes. Thanks for sharing with the SRC.
These cheese and bacon scones look fantastic, Heather!! I’ve never heard of mint aero candy either!! But it sounds like something I need to investigate further 🙂 Thanks so much again for helping rescue an orphan of ours this month 🙂
These look so good. I love the flavor combinations.