Who doesn't love bacon? I most definitely do. If I could eat bacon as a part of every meal I probably would and I would probably be 300 pounds, but everything is OK in moderation right? right.
Just a little insight to my ridiculous train of thought.
Maple & Bacon Scones
Oven: 350 Bake Time: 25-30 minutes
Makes 8 large scones or 16 petit scones
2 cups AP flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour (or just 3 cups AP)
1/4 cup brown sugar
5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup cold butter, shredded*
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 pure maple syrup
4-5 pieces bacon, cooked and chopped in small pieces
extra 1/4 cup flour for kneading
Using a cheese grater, shredded sticks of butter into a large bowl. Once butter is shredded place bowl in freezer to chill. (I learned this trick recently in Marcy Goldman's book: Passion for Baking)
Add chilled butter and pulse until incorporated and sandy consistency is reached.
Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
Create a well in the center and add milk, egg and maple syrup. Using a wooden spoon, mix until combined.
Fold in chopped bacon.
Turn out dough on lightly floured surface.
Knead dough into a large circle, sprinkling with extra flour when necessary.
Transfer to parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until slightly browned.
2 TBS melted butter
2 TBS pure maple syrup
1/4 cup heavy cream
1-2 TBS powdered sugar
Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Cover and set aside.
While scones are baking, make Maple Glaze and set aside.
When ready, transfer scones to cooling rack.
Drizzle with glaze.
Garnish with extra bacon.
There may be a little maple syrup on my keyboard now, but I couldn't wait to get this out...
Mountain Man's two cents? "You done good babe, you done good"