This recipe, from our local grocery store flyer, was the inspiration for my version of cheddar soda bread scones. If you’re hungry for a savory and an easy baked bite, this could be it!

Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soda Bread Scones

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Course: Sides
Cuisine: Irish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Passive Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 4 people


  • 3 oz aged cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tspn baking powder
  • 1/4 tspn baking soda
  • 1/2 tspn kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup fried bacon bits
  • 2 tspn caraway seeds
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk and 1 tablespoon white vinegar)


  • Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
  • Pre heat oven to 425°F
  • Chop 3-4 slices of bacon into 1" dice and fry until crisp, about 4-5 minutes on medium high. Drain and reserve bacon bits.
  • Grate cheese on a box shredder.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt caraway seeds.
  • Work butter into flower with a fork until it resembles small crumbs.
  • Stir in cheese and bacon bits and mix until well combined.
  • Add butter milk and stir until dough forms.
  • Spoon dough onto parchment lined baking sheet (each scoop about 1/3 cup).
  • Bake in a pre heated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the tops of the scones are golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then serve with fresh butter.

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