• Kelly

How to make the best Bacon & Maple Syrup Scones.

Updated: Feb 19


If you are anything like me, you will love nothing more than a great cup of tea and a scrummy scone to go with it. I get bored of the same all the time, so from time to time I like to mix things up a little bit.

There are only so many Cheese scones or jam and cream you can take! And if I am brutally honest I am not a huge fan of Cheese.

Elliot loves to help me in the kitchen especially when we are baking, if he sees something being made he will more likely agree to eat it, or at least try it.

These are Elliot’s favourite Scones, bare in mind a few years back he wouldn’t go near Bacon at all. Luckily he has now started to enjoy getting involved with cooking, which is great. It is so important to teach children the joys of cooking.

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You can keep these for up to three days in an airtight container, but if I am honest No way would they last that long in this house.

Also freezable for up to 3 month as long as they are in a suitable container, and if you place baking paper between the layers they won’t stick or go soggy when defrosted.

Makes around 20 depending on how big you make them.

Tea and Scone anyone?

Ingredients

350g of Bacon Smoked is my favourite. Diced

4 tbsp Good quality Maple syrup

Sprinkle of Sea Salt

490g SR Flour + a little for dusting

200g Butter cut into cubes

A splash of milk

Herbs of your choice ( I usually use Thyme or Dill)

You can add cheese to the top if you want

1 egg beaten.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200c fan 180c, line a baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Fry the Bacon until it is golden crispy (5 mins over a medium heat)

  3. Drizzle over the Maple Syrup then remove the Bacon onto a plate until it has cooled completely.

  4. Using a mixing bowl, add the flour,salt and butter and rub until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the cooled bacon add the milk until it forms a slightly sticky dough.

  5. Dust the worktop, roll out your dough you can use a scone cutter if you have one or you can just use the top of a glass.

  6. Place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between them, lightly brush the beaten egg onto each one and bake for 20/25 mins or until golden.

  7. Enjoy with a great cup of tea.

Please do let me know if you try them, What do you like to cook with your children?

Kelly X

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