I know this makes me some kind of freak of nature, but it's true. I really can't stand any pork products at all, much to the chagrin of my born and raised Southern husband. But I was a vegetarian when we met, dated, got engaged and married...I gave that up when we got married and began eating all our dinners together. Pork though, I just can't get on board with...no, not even bacon.
But - in celebration of my dear husband who was born a few short years ago (ahem) today...I am putting aside my deep, deep hatred of bacon and making him some bacon, cheddar & rosemary scones. Not only did I make the scones, but I actually had to purchase bacon, coat it in sugar, bake it, smell it, and cut it up afterward - and I did so without gagging. (Look, I seriously hate the stuff...)
Since most people love bacon, I bet you all are salivating right now thinking about these delicious home baked scones. And don't let the word scone fool you into thinking they are too fancy for a beginning baker. Scones are just as easy as a batch of cookies and the key is to not over mix or handle the dough so that the dough remains delicate and flaky once cooked.
Enough about that, on to the recipe!
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
4 tablespoons frozen butter (1/2 stick)
1 cup 1/2″ cubed extra sharp cheddar
1 cup cooked, chopped bacon (sugar required)
1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
Happiest of Birthdays to my wonderful husband!! If this doesn't show you how much I love you, I'm not sure what will!