Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Maple Bacon Scones

It has been so cold this past week! Today, is the first day it has been above freezing. Whenever it is this cold outside, I instantly crave comfort food. I have been so busy with school projects, and applying for internships, that I have barely had time to breathe, let alone bake.

 I was really dying for some scones the other day, so I made these. They are so good, and a very creative take on the typical scone. They are a sweet and savory scone. The bacon is obviously salty, whereas the maple glaze is very sweet. Together, they taste like an all American brunch. I hope you like them as much as I did. They would make a perfect brunch treat for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Scone Recipe adapted from:
Glaze Recipe adapted

For Scones:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut in pats
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2  to 3/4 cup cold heavy cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon maple flavor
  • 1 cups diced cooked bacon
For Glaze: 

2 1/4 cups confectioner's sugar
2 tbsp. melted unsalted butter
1/2 tbsp. maple flavoring
6 tbsp. heavy cream (more if needed) 

Combine dry ingredients

Add butter, a couple pats at a time. Use a pastry blender to blend
 the ingredients together. Blend until it becomes a crumbly mixture.
    In a separate bowl, mix egg, milk, and maple flavor. 
    Add to dry mixture. (You may need to add additional heavy
    cream if the mixture is too crumbly)
    Add bacon and stir until everything is combined.
Shape into scones. This can be done by rolling out the dough, and
slicing into triangles, or shaping a scone pan (which I did). Freeze for
thirty minutes, until firm.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees, and place scones on a baking sheet,
or scone pan (available on
Brush to the tops of scones with heavy cream. Bake for 18-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together: confectioner's sugar, butter,
maple flavoring, and heavy cream. Add more heavy cream to reach
 desired consistency. It should be thick, yet pourable. 
Allow scones to slightly cool before glazing them.

Drizzle a nice amount of glaze over each scone.
Serve and enjoy!


Amy said...

Yummy! These look amazing!

Taylor said...

These kind of remind me of the maple scones Starbucks used to have. The bacon sounds even better!

Megan said...

I love scones, and these look like they are delicious. The glaze looks so good too!

Maria said...

Ooh, that glaze!! It looks wonderful. I will have to make these for my Christmas brunch.

Terra said...

Maple and bacon are such a perfect combo. I bet these really do taste like an All-American breakfast.

Danielle said...

Brr! That sounds cold! I bet these scones could warm up any cold day.

Lindsey said...

My goodness do these look good! I can't wait to make them.