Maple Bacon Brown Sugar Scones.
I told you I made a lot of bacon this weekend.
This is the recipe that turned me from a scone hater to a scone lover. It all started with the cinnamon chip scones a few years ago and continued with the chocolate cinnamon scones. You know the next logical step for me was to add bacon. And brown sugar! The healthy kind… since it’s brown.
And topping these with a maple glaze just really takes ’em over the top.
I sort of just hopped on the maple gravy train. Never been a huge fan of maple, but after this glaze, I’m hooked.
I nearly drank it through a straw.
Best scone I’ve ever had. Literally. If you don’t like scones, if you associate them with boring, bland, dry pastries… bake these today and change your tune.
No one in my family can get on board with the bacon-in-baked-goods thing yet. Not Mr. How Sweet. Not my mom. You know what that means? I’m a loner when it comes to them. Danger zone!
Oh well. I’ll gladly accept that challenge.
Maple Bacon Brown Sugar Scones
makes 16 scones
3 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cups cold butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 strips cooked bacon, crumbled (I suggest cinnamon sugared bacon)
course sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 425.
In large bowl combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter until it forms coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla. Fold in bacon crumbles. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently.
Divide in half and pat into 7 inch round circles. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cut into 6 or 8 wedges.
Bake at 425 for 12-14 minutes. Top with maple glaze.
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
drop of water
1 cup powdered sugar
Combine syrup, vanilla and powdered sugar and stir until combined. Based on the consistency of the glaze, add water one drop at a time and stir – if you accidentally add too much, just add a bit more powdered sugar. Continue to stir until desired consistency is reached. Pour over scones!
I’ve had bacon everyday this week. Life is good.