Cheesy Bacon Scones recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Cheese, bacon, mustard and beer combine in this light, fluffy savoury scone recipe. Serve as part of a high tea lunch or with your favourite sandwich fillings.


  • 500g plain flour
  • 1 onion
  • 150g bacon
  • 125g extra-mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. mustard powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 375ml bottle beer


  1. Chop the bacon and onion. Dry fry bacon until golden and crisp, then remove from the pan with a slotted spoon. Fry the onion in the pan until soft and translucent. Leave to cool.

  2. Grease a large baking tray and preheat oven to 220C. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, onion, bacon, cheese, baking powder, mustard powder, salt and pepper. Gradually add the beer, working quickly, until you have a loose scone dough. Try not to handle it too quickly - the mix just needs to come together.

  3. Transfer the scone mix to the baking tray and flatten to about an inch thick. Use a knife to score into portions. Bake for 10-20 minutes or until golden on top and cooked through. Serve warm for the best flavour.

If you like, use Dijon or grainy mustard instead of mustard powder. Recipe serves 8.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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