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    Posted April 25, 2011 by
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    Royal scone smackdown

    Maple Bacon Scones


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Lemon86 of Johnston, Iowa, says she started experimenting with scones when she threw a bridal shower tea for a friend. 'I researched recipes and found this one to be the best and have since made them many times. I really encourage people to use very cold ingredients and cut in your butter by hand. This always results in a scone with the best texture.'
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Maple Bacon Scones

    1 package bacon
    1 (8 ounce) container of full fat sour cream

    1 tsp baking soda
    4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 cup sugar
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp cream of tartar
    1 tsp salt
    2 sticks butter
    1 egg

    3 cups powdered sugar
    Pure maple syrup
    Skim milk

    Fry bacon and chop into small pieces.  Store in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

    Preheat oven to 350.  Cut butter into pea size chunks and put it back in the fridge to keep it cool.  Mix the sour cream and baking soda together in a small bowl, set aside.

    Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt in a large bowl (your stand mixer bowl if applicable.) Cut in the butter using a pastry knife.  Mix in sour cream mixture and your egg (using your stand mixer if applicable) and add one cup of your bacon.  Retain the rest of the bacon for topping.

    Put dough on floured surface (it may be crumbly!) and knead until you can form it into a circle or rectangle for cutting.  Cut your dough into triangles and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.  Cook until edges are turning golden brown, about 10-15 minutes depending on size of scones.  

    Let scones cool.

    Put 3 cups of powdered sugar into a bowl to start making your glaze.  Add in pure maple syrup until all the powdered sugar is just moistened.  Thin glaze with skim milk, maybe a few tablespoons.  Drizzle glaze over scones and top with excess bacon.


    Recipe adapted from Allrecipe’s, “Grandma Johnson’s Scones”


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