Here is an "odd-couple" that is actually pretty tasty. Our cooking group theme this month was unusual or surprising ingredients. I brought these scones. They turn a breakfast thing into a nice "brunch". :)
Bacon Blueberry Scones (Taste of Home)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 tablespoon milk
In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk and oil; add to crumb mixture just until moistened. Stir in blueberries and bacon.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10 times. Pat into an 8-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges. Separate wedges and place on a greased baking sheet.
In a small bowl, beat egg and milk; brush over scones. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 256 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 488 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.