bacon cheddar chive scones

Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones

I love a good scone, and they often skew more savory with me than sweet. These rich, savory scones are perfect examples of that – full of crispy bacon and sharp cheddar and fresh chives. These are perfect for any meal alongside a soup or just by themselves!

bacon cheddar chive scones

I usually roll my eyes when people say, “Oh man, this week was the longest year ever,” and “Thank God it’s Friday!” It’s so Office Space, you know? Or at least it was until this week. This week was a long one for everyone, but especially for all the folks still heading into work – the first responders, the grocery clerks, the Uber eats drivers, the Amazon warehouse staff. We appreciate you!

I have enough Army experience to say that good logistics can make or break you. Your mission, your morale, all of it. No one ever wants to think about supplies, and then when they don’t have any, they don’t really appreciate the people who have been thinking about it. So thank you, team. Thank you for keeping us supplied, keeping the grocery store shelves full, and keeping Amazon flowing.

I wish I could cook for you all now, because I’d load you up with a good hearty breakfast before you hit the road, and pack a few things that carry well on the road. Like scones.

bacon cheddar chive scones

We actually figured out how to bake a biscuit version of these in a dutch oven on a grill during my first deployment {I was part of an engineer headquarters company and my platoon was made up of engineers, mechanics, medics, and cooks}, because you could cook them up, wrap them up, and pull them out to much on any time during the day no matter how long you’d been on the road {and we were on the road all day, running supplies to other parts of the organization}.

Lots of parallels between then and now. We had a lot of variety in our rations, but after a while, you really start craving something different. So we really had to get creative. We made a lot of ingredient substitutions – I remember there was yogurt and eggs in a carton involved – but the best part was throwing in the bacon, cheese, and fresh chives – which grew like crazy next to the building we were camped in. Go figure.

These versions are what I wish I could have baked for us then, and ones that my family wants to keep on frequent rotation!

So if you’ve got a long day ahead of you and are looking for something delicious and savory that keeps well, try these suckers on for size. And you don’t have to cook them in a dutch oven on a grill – you can make them perfectly well in your oven, and serve them up either with some whipped and salted butter like I do, or alongside a hearty soup. Having butter, milk, and eggs at all to cook with is a blessing, and I hope it’s one I don’t ever take for granted.


[lt_recipe name=”Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones” summary=”These rich, savory scones are perfect examples of that – full of crispy bacon and sharp cheddar and fresh chives. These are perfect for any meal alongside a soup or just by themselves!” servings=”8″ total_time=”45M” print=”yes” image=”×683.jpg” ingredients=”2 cups all-purpose flour;2 tbsp granulated sugar;1/4 tsp salt;2 1/2 tsp baking powder;9 tbsp cold butter + 2 tbsp melted butter;1 cup cooked bacon, chopped;1/4 cup fresh chives or 2 tbsp dried;1 cup grated cheddar cheese;1/2 cup milk;1 egg;flaky sea salt” ]Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.;In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cube the cold butter and cut it into the dry ingredients until the mixture looks like pea-sized crumbles. Stir in the bacon, cheese, and chives.;In another bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Pour the egg and milk into the dry ingredients and gently mix with a spatula until a dough just forms.;Shape the dough into a ball and set on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten the dough into a 1-inch thick disc. Add 1-2 tbsp flour if the dough is too sticky to work with. Cut into 8 slices.;Brush the slices with the melted butter and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.;Bake the scones for 18-20 minutes or until they are becoming golden. Remove the pan from the oven and raise the temperature to 400F. Gently separate the scones so that the edges can become crispy, and return to the oven and bake 5-7 more minutes.;Serve with whipped butter and a little extra sprinkle of flaky sea salt.[/lt_recipe]

Need more scones in your life? I’ve also shared these:

bacon cheddar chive scones

Tip: You can make the scones to freeze and bake later! Once you get them cut and on the baking sheet, freeze them. Once they’re frozen, you can remove them from the sheet and wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. Whenever you’re ready for fresh scones, remove however many you want to bake from the freezer, place on the baking sheet, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with flaky sea salt, and add an extra 5-8 minutes to baking time, or just bake them until they’re golden brown.

And here’s another non-baking tip, one I’m trying very hard to keep in mind myself. Just take it one day at a time. Find the little things to appreciate and enjoy throughout your day, like a nice hot scone with delicious whipped butter, a fresh cup of coffee, and cuddle time with your toddler. We’ll get through this, one day at a time.

Happy Friday, friends! Cut yourself a break today.

About the ChefKristin

Career Army officer with a tendency toward workaholism. On the side, self taught cook, carpenter, and gardener, working to build a beautiful life for my family. Trying to tilt my balance in the right direction.

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