Cheese, bacon and onion scones

A delicious twist on the classic! Perfect on their own or with a bowl of tomato soup to make a delicious lunch.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course lunch, Snack
Cuisine cheese, lunch, Pork, snack
Servings 15 scones*


  • 500 g self rasing flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 125 g unsalted butter room temperature and cut into cubes
  • 6 rashers smoked bacon cooked and diced
  • 3 spring onions finely chopped
  • 200 g cheddar cheese grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 ml milk


  • Preheat the oven to 180°
  • Mix together the flour and baking powder in a large bowl
  • Add the cubed butter and rub between your finger tips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  • Add the bacon, spring onions and 150g of the cheese – stir to combine
  • In a jug, break and whisk 2 of the eggs; add the milk (you need a total volume of 300ml)
  • Pour the egg into the flour and bring together as a dough using a round bladed knife
  • Flour your surface and turn out the dough
  • Roll it out to a thickness of 2.5cm; use a cutter to cut rounds and place them on a lined baking tray ( you want them fairly close together)
  • Break the third egg into a small bowl and whisk – use this to glaze the scones
  • Sprinkle over the remaining cheese
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes


*The number you get depends on the thickness of your dough; the size of your cutter and how little of the dough you waste! 
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