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Bacon, Leek and Potato Scones Recipe


Bacon, Leek and Potato Scones

1 tbl oil
3 slc lean back bacon, finely chopped
1 leek, finely chopped
6oz plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1-3/4oz butter
4-1/2oz mashed potato
1-3/4oz fresh parmesan cheese, grated
2 tbl fresh thyme, chopped
2 tbl milk
1 egg yolk, beaten
salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the bacon and leek and fry for 3-4 minutes until the bacon is crisp.
3. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl, add the butter and rub in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
4. Add all the remaining ingredients except the egg, and combine well until a soft dough is formed.
5. Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and press or roll out to a thickness of 1-1/2 cm/ 1/2 in. Using a 6cm/ 2-1/2 in fluted cutter stamp out 10 scones.
6. Brush with a little beaten egg, then bake for 10-15 minutes until golden and risen.

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