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Blue Cheese & Bacon Scones

Makes 12

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
⅔ cup blue cheese crumbles
½ cup chopped lightly crisp cooked center-cut bacon (approximately 8 slices)
1 cup plus 5 tablespoons cold heavy whipping cream, divided

• Preheat oven to 375°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

• In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add cheese and bacon, stirring well. Add 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons cold cream to flour mixture, stirring until a dough begins to form. (If mixture seems dry and dough won’t come together, add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time.) Working gently, bring mixture together with hands until a dough forms.

• Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead gently until smooth by patting dough and

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