Bacon!

Do you like bacon? You’d better believe I do and Mom was cooking some the other day. I was standing by for some pieces that just might happen to fall on the floor.So, what was Mom making this time? Well, she has this new cookbook her daughter, mother of Poppy, wrote. You can read about her and this book here or here.

But back to the bacon…really, Mom? My mouth is watering..is this something I can eat? Maybe a bite, please, please, please? A bite’s OK with me….bring it on!

Patience, Sage. Patience? What’s that?

So what’re you going to do next, Mom?

I’m going to mixed up a bunch of stuff and put that yummy bacon you are lusting after in it and then cut out all these little circles.

(Mom didn’t have a small biscuit cutter, but an apéritif glass worked well.)  Then what, Mom?

Well, I put the cut out pieces on a parchment lined sheet and put them in the oven.

And, here they are–a whole bunch of bacon and cheese scones all for me!Oh, you’re taking them to a brunch. Well, before you go, I need a bite…just a little one.

YUMMMMMMMMM. That was sooooooooo good. I’m in bacon heaven!

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones 

3 thick slices applewood-smoked bacon
2 cups (10 oz/315 g) all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup (4 oz/125 g) grated Asiago or Gruyère cheese
Pinch of kosher slat
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup (4 oz/125 g) cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
1 large egg
3/4 cup (6 fl oz/180 ml) heavy cream or whole milk
 

Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 400 F (200 C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a frying pan, fry the bacon over medium-low heat until lightly crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and finely chop the bacon.

In a food processor, combine the flour, baking powder, cheese, salt, and pepper and pulse briefly to mix. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture looks like coarse meal. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and cream (I used 2% milk) until blended. Pour the egg mixture into the processor and pulse just until the dough comes together.

Dump the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead in the bacon and then bring the dough together into a ball. Using a floured rolling-pin, roll out the dough to 1/2 inch (12 mm) thick. Using a 1 1/2-inch (4-cm) biscuit cutter, cut out as many scones as you can. Gather the scraps of dough, roll out, and cut out more scones.

Space the scones evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the scones are golden, about 12 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.

(recipe from Home Baked Cooking by Kim Laidlaw)

Pee Ess: Mom said to tell you they were a HUGE hit at her brunch!  If you’d like to order this book, you can do it here. Let me tell you, if you like to bake, this is the book for you! Me? I’ll take some more bacon, please…..

18 thoughts on “Bacon!

  1. We here in Reedville are so happy Sage you got one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Poor Zoie will not taste bacon here in this house!!! We never buy any so she will not now what she is missing!!!
    You know tho!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I am a recent vegetarian and bacon was the HARDEST thing to give up- its SO GOOD. I honestly can’t think of anything right now that sounds more delicious than a bacon and cheese scone. I wonder if I could try to make them without the bacon? I bet they smell FANTASTIC.

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  3. Sage, I know exactly what you mean, bacon is one of my favorite scents too. If only there was a bacon scented perfume!!! They look dilish! Have a great day.

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  4. Hey, Sweetie Sage! You and I have the same thing for bacon. I love the stuff and it’s not in any commercial pet food ’cause it’s pork, maybe?? Anyway, the scones look heavenly and Mom Julie will be prodded, er, coaxed to try it! Between you and me, she’s a one out of three success story when it comes to anything baked. Cooking she’s fine, but baking…??!! This might improve her odds. I’ll make sure she follows the recipe exactly!!

    Hugs,
    Tom

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  5. Wow, a baby AND a book?! Bravo to Poppy’s mum! The scone recipe looks fab as does the pear tart at the KQED link. Sage, I’m super impressed with your patience. Bacon heaven is worth it, right?!

    -Chandra at Daley’s Dog Years

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  6. Oooh, those sound sooo nomable, Miss Sage! How nice that you got to have a sample! Mom says she is going to put the recipe on her list of delishus recipes to try!

    Luvs,

    Jackie

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  7. Oh Sage,

    You sure got lucky buddy!! :) Patience sure pays off, hey?! :)

    In our house if Dad’s grilling and I’m really good and really patient he gives me a little something he cooked for me after they’ve eaten Dinner – yum yum! :)

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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