Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Maple Bacon Scones

Maple Bacon Scones #maple, #bacon, #scones, #dessert, #breakfast
Ok, yeah I know, scones are not very summery, but I don't care.  I was in the mood for something maple bacon and this is what I decided upon.  While everyone else is making ice cream, popsicles, and macaroni salad, I am going to wolf these down.  There is no shame in having a maple bacon addiction.  I'll stand up and shout it proudly.  For those of you out there that are with me on this, come on over.
I didn't have any buttermilk, so I just used milk and vinegar to get the same effect.  This time instead of pure maple syrup, I tried just the maple essence.  I was trying to make a drier scone, so I didn't want to add to many liquids.

Try not to eat all the bacon as you crumble it up to throw it in the mix.  I know it is a challenge, but you can do it.

I rolled the dough into a ball and flatten it out by hand.  Don't use a rolling pin because it will affect the texture of the scone after it is baked.  I have learned this from experience.

Before putting these in the oven, I sprinkled them with cinnamon and granulated maple sugar.  I bought this container in Nova Scotia, but I did see some in the baking aisle at my supermarket the other day, so you should be able to find some in stores.  If not, just add the cinnamon.

Oh yeah, baby.  These look good.  Of course you can't beat the smell of maple and bacon.  Now you can leave these as are, but what fun would that be.  Since I added chocolate to my Maple Bacon Rice Krispie Treats, I though why not add some to my scones.

 I had some Baker's chocolate on hand, so that is what I used, but feel free to use whatever chocolate you have on hand.
I used a piping bag to make my stripes, but you don't need to be all neat.  You can just drizzle with a fork.

Maple Bacon Scone #maple, #bacon, #scones, #dessert, #breakfast
Yep, these are definitely keepers.  The have just the right amount of maple and bacon flavor.  They are not too sweet and they are on the drier side, for those of you who like a drier scone.  They do crumble.  And the chocolate just takes them over the top. 

Maple Bacon Scones

by The Sweet Chick
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast dessert snack bacon maple chocolate scones American spring fall winter
Ingredients (8 large scones)
    For the scones
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 6 tablespoons cold butter
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 2 teaspoons maple essence
    • 6 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
    • 1 teaspoon granulated maple sugar
    For the topping
    • 3 oz. Baker's semi sweet chocolate squares
    Instructions
    For the scones
    Preheat oven to 425º F.
    In a small bowl add vinegar to the milk and set aside until it forms curds, about 5-10 minutes.
    In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut up butter and add to flour mixture.
    Then add egg, milk mixture, and maple essence and mix until completely incorporated.
    Next mix in the crumbled bacon. The batter will be a dough like consistency.
    Take the dough and roll it into one big ball. Place the ball onto a lightly floured surface and flatten out to about an inch thick. With a knife or pizza cutter, divide the dough circle into equal triangles. I made eight big scones, but you can make yours a little smaller if you like.
    Sprinkle the top of the triangles with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and the granulated maple sugar.
    Separate the triangles and place on a cookie sheet.
    Bake at 425ºF for 15 minutes or until tops are golden.
    For the topping
    When scones have cooled off, melt the chocolate in a glass container in the microwave at 30 second intervals until completely melted. Place melted chocolate in a piping bag or a Ziplock bag with tip cut off and drizzle over the tops of the scones. Let the chocolate set and then it's time to eat and enjoy!

    6 comments:

    1. These look and sound amazing! Thanks so much for joining in on Whimsy Wednesdays. I'm sharing on G+ and Facebook.

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    3. These scones look so yummy! love the way you decorate with chocolate ganache.

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      1. Thanks Jeannie. I always like to add a little chocolate!

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