Bacon Maple Scones

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My love for scones is still going strong.  They are one of my favorite things to bake and eat. I dunno… could be that they’re so easy to make, the house smells incredible while they’re baking, or that they carry the perfect amount of sweetness and savoriness (is that a real word? 😉  at the same time. They have never let me down I tell ya. A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Delish made a special request for Bacon Maple Scones and I jumped on that idea right away. It’s rare that he makes a special request but when he does I try my best to satisfy his craving. Yes, I’m that nice, what can I say 😉

As a side note, writing this post is a reminder that I have eaten too many carbs as of late and I’m totally okay with that. I used to be so concerned about eating protein for the majority of my calories but now? Carbs are my BFF:)  I still try to eat high protein meals but not to the point about being obsessive about meeting a specific macronutrient count. Pfft! I’m so over those days! 😀

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I searched high and low for the perfect Bacon Maple Scones recipe and I’m so glad I landed on this one from How Sweet It Is. She made the recipe for 16 scones but that’s a little bit too much for me so I changed the portions to make 8. 16 is good for a crowd… not so much for 2 people.

I’m sure you will enjoy them as much as we did!

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Bacon Maple SconesP I N_______I M A G E

Recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is

Bacon Maple Scones
Author: Muy Delish
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • [b]Scones[/b]
  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons unbleached
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (just a dash)
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small squares
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
  • Melted butter for brushing the dough
  • coarse sugar for sprinkling
  • [b]Maple Glaze[/b]
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • drop of water for consistency
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg. Mix well with a whisk.
  4. Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers, until the mixture looks like fine granduals.
  5. Add the buttermilk and vanilla and mix well with a spatula until the wet and dry ingredients are incorporated.
  6. Fold in bacon crumbles.
  7. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead gently (don't over do it as the dough will get tough.)
  8. Pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick.
  9. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cut into 6 or 8 wedges or cut into circles with a cookie cutter.
  10. Bake at 425 for 12-14 minutes. Top with maple glaze.
  11. [b]Maple Glaze[/b]
  12. /2 cup powdered sugar
  13. In a medium bowl, add the sugar, syrup, & vanilla and stir until combined. Based on the consistency of the glaze, add water one drop at a time and stir well.

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