I'm resurrecting this oldie but goodie from my archives. It's cold-weather comfort food, even if the temperatures have been remarkably high for the Boston area in February. When I last posted this a couple years ago, they were a warming treat after a bout of shoveling in some snowstorm. This year I haven't shoveled once (yay!), but these scones are just as enjoyable.
A food processor makes quick work of blending butter into the flour. Crispy bacon and diced cheddar are stirred in, and the chives give the scones a nice bite.
It helps to give the scones a stint in the freezer or fridge while the oven is preheating, since cold ingredients are the key to tall and flaky scones or biscuits. Brush with cream, bake, put the kettle on to boil, and grab a good book.