This had been in the todo list for a while thanks to Gourmet Done Skinny, but I either didn’t have bacon or didn’t want to turn on the oven! We had breakfast for dinner sunday night and ended up with about 4-5 pieces of bacon left over. say what? left over bacon you say?? I know, right? Well my pan for cooking bacon in the oven only holds most of a package of bacon and do 2 people really need a pound of bacon? I mean yes, but i can only keep buying more pants for so long. Anyway – yes, left over bacon was at the ready!
Original recipe said to take a cup of dough at at time, I think splitting into 4 even pieces make the end product more even in size. I was able to get all my scones onto a single sheet and they did not spread or touch. I also used plant butter as that was what was in the fridge!
1 1/2 c. low fat buttermilk, divided (or 1/4 cup plus 2 tbl dried buttermilk power, 1 1/2 cups water)
Preheat oven to 400°.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine: 3 c. flour, baking powder, Chipotle seasoning, salt, and pepper. (if using dry buttermilk add powder here)
Cut butter into small cubes. Add to flour mixture. Cut in with a fork or pastry blender.
Add cheese, jalapeños, bacon and garlic. Mix well.
Add 1 c. buttermilk (water if using powder), lightly fold until most of buttermilk is absorbed. You don’t want to stir hard, just lightly keep folding over, otherwise the scones will be tough.
Split mixture into 4 even sections.
Lightly flour your hands and board. Dump 1 section of dough into your hands and make a ball. Lightly press ball down on a floured board until you have a round disc about 5 inches in diameter. Round the edges with your hands.
Cut the disc into 8 pie shaped pieces.
Carefully transfer each scone onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Allow a few inches in between scones. Do this for rest of dough.
Bake at preheated 400° for about 8 minutes. These do not get very brown.
Allow to cool on baking sheet. Eat some and freeze rest for another time.
For real, these were amazing! Getting some heat, savory bacon and cheese in each bite made eating just 1 or 2 servings troublesome! I love that there is no rise time, but still feels soft and flakey in your mouth!