Wild Garlic Cheese and Bacon Scones (6-8)

Another recipe for scones with Wild Garlic from Edd Kimber.

Wild Garlic Cheese and Bacon Scones (6-8)
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Wild Garlic Cheese and Bacon Scones (6-8)
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  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 190C. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and ½ tsp salt.
  2. Toss the butter through the flour and then using your hands or a pastry blender rub in the flour until the butter is in irregular sized pieces, no larger than peas.
  3. Mix in the cheddar, bacon, wild garlic, fennel seeds and paprika, evenly distributing the ingredients. Whisk together the milk and eggs then pour into the middle of the scone mixture, then using a butter knife mix to form a shaggy dough.
  4. Tip the dough out onto a well-floured work surface and use your hands to briefly bring together to form a uniform dough. Lightly flour the work surface and roll or press out to a thickness of about 2.5cm thick. Use a 7cm round cookie cutter to cut out as many scones as possible.
  5. Gently re-knead the off cuts to cut out the last few scones. Transfer to the baking trays. You can also simply press the scone dough into rectangles, roughly 1 inch thick, and then use a sharp knife to cut into squares.
  6. To finish, lightly brush the top of the scones with a little extra beaten egg or a splash of milk and sprinkle with a few extra fennel seeds, a sprinkling of paprika and a little extra cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 mins or until golden on top.
  7. Best served still a little warm, within a couple days of baking. The scones can also be frozen once fully cooled.
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