9.21.2012

Quiche Lorraine Scones


Well now. What can I say? Here's a scone chock full of all the scrumptious things people watching their calories shouldn't be eating! But once in a while.......
Quiche Lorraine has been a favorite in our family since we came upon the recipe in the original
Gourmet Cookbook, first released in the early 60's in two volumes. (I still have them.)
But Quiche Lorraine in a scone? How would that work? Quite nicely, as it turns out. Many thanks to Katie at Good Life Eats! How would you serve these? Breakfast? Brunch? Lunch? Dinner with a salad? 

Quiche Lorraine Scones
From Good Life Eats

Ingredients:

2 cups + 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder
Pinch cayenne pepper
Dash nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons cold butter, diced
½ cup half-and-half
2 eggs
4 ounces Swiss cheese, diced
3 green onions, thinly sliced
7 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
Egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water)

Method:
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Prepare the bacon, onion and cheese. Toss these ingredients together with 1 teaspoon flour; set aside.
In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cayenne, nutmeg and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the butter is pea-size. ( I did this step in my food processor) With a fork, lightly beat the eggs and half-and-half and add to the flour mixture. Add the bacon, onion and cheese mixture. Using a wooden spoon, fold mixture until it begins to come together.
Turn out the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead gently for less than one minute. Pat dough to ¾ to 1-inch thick and cut using 3-inch biscuit cutter (for large scones) or cut into squares or triangles. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

27 comments:

  1. I just made a deconstructed quiche lorraine last night.. more like little souffles with puff paste on the side (cleaning out the freezer on orders from Dr Lostpast - there is daylight in the freezer now!). Such perfect flavors! I inherited a few of those old Gourmet cookbooks and agree... great books! Delicious idea to scone the quiche... perfect for fall with a bowl of soup!

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  2. What a wonderful idea! Those scones must be scrumptious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. They look fabulous! For lunch with a bowl of soup, or little tiny ones as a cocktail snack?

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  4. I am copying this recipe out as I type! What a great addition to a brunch menu!! I have those Gourmet Cookbooks in a slipcase sitting to the side of my desk.
    Treasures!! A friend in Charleston gave them to me as a going away present when we moved in 1987. They may be a later edition.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  5. You come up w/ great recipes..These look delish!
    I just read As Always,Julia..and the mention of Gourmet is there for sure:)

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  6. This is a terrific idea. By the way, I have that two volume set of Gourmet on my shelf too. Haven't looked at those books in ages. Need to remedy that.

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  7. These look delightfully decadent! This would be a perfect treat to pack for a long flight.

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  8. Yumm....I'd take them to work and heat one up for breakfast...

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  9. How creative to make quiche lorraine scones, yummy!

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  10. aah Barbar look absolutely amazing!

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  11. Those sound really intruguing!

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  12. Quiche lorraine in scone form looks fantastic :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. Quiche Lorraine in a scone…sounds wonderfully interesting and delicious!

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  14. Another must-make! When will I have time to make all these wonderful recipes you've been sharing?

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  15. HI!!!
    HOW are you doing????I just watched a film(movie about Paris) and they said that MOVABLE feast line int he movie!!!
    How wonderful!!!
    Your sconces look incredible!!!So wonderful!!
    Good job
    hugs,
    jamie

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  16. I really like quiche Lorraine too, and I'd love all the flavors in these scones. Great recipe!

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  17. This do sound amazing! I love the idea of the QL ingredients in a scone. What a great picnic item they would be too.

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  18. I could eat them any time of the day!
    I would say brunch with a green mixed side salad with a lovely dressing!

    Your scones look so delectable & appetizing too! :)

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  19. How tempting! I love quiche, I love scone, now I can have them at the same time. Perfect!

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  20. I love scones but haven't ever made any like this. I hope a batch of them will pop into my oven this week.

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  21. what a great inspiration for a scone--good thinking! i love me some savory scones. :)

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  22. Oh, YUM! You've married two guilty pleasures, which I support completely!

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  23. i've never seen a scone done this way, how fun! they look wonderful!

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  24. What great savoury scones! I love the idea of incorporating two classics into one. Marvelous!

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  25. Oh Barbara these are bad! i am on a diet and I have to just write about these beauties and then pretend they do not exist and continue like I never saw them! This is a real torture lol! They look so perfect!

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  26. Forget the calories this time, eat all you can! Quiche Lorraine Scones are so tasty.

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