11/28/09

toffee-bacon scones

toffee & bacon scones

Yes you read right. There is toffee AND bacon in this scone. A scone with toffee and bacon, I mean hello? And you know what else? I put caramel chunks in there too. This is not your average boring stuffy, dry scone, this is kicked up to notches unknown. I've always wanted to do a scone or a cookie with toffee and bacon. I know those two are meant to be together--a match made in flavor-heaven. People these were so darn good. You could make them as holidays treats to give away to your special friends & family--this is something they would devour instantly. I mean seriously, are you feeling the love people?

toffee & bacon scones

toffee-bacon scones
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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 TB baking powder
1/2 ts baking soda
¾ ts salt
¾ ts ground cinnamon
6 ½ TB cold butter, grated with cheese grater (store in freezer till ready to use)
7 TB light brown sugar, packed
7-8 pieces of thick cut bacon, chopped into 1 inch-pieces and fully cooked/crispy
3 TB buttermilk
1 large egg
¼ cup chopped caramels (chopped as small as you can get them; I’ve seen caramels pellets in the store which I bet would be perfect too)
½ cup mini milk chocolate chips
½ cup toffee, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces (if using milk chocolate-covered toffee then omit above choco chips

Grate your butter with the large holes of a cheese grater. Then back into the freezer until you’re ready to use them. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. (I have a confection so I did 400 degrees). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cook bacon in a skillet till crispy. Do not remove from pan, just turn off the heat. We will need some of the bacons’ grease for flavor, so do not drain.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl add in the caramels, chocolate and toffee, and mix.
In a medium bowl combine the buttermilk and egg. Beat well until nice and combined.
Get out your butter from the freezer, and add that to the flour mixture. Mix with fork or pastry cutter until you have bread-like crumbs.
Grab a slotted spoon and remove bacon bits from the skillet into the flour mixture—it’s ok to get a bit of that nice yummy bacon fat in there—this is good people! Just make sure your bacon is cooled down a bit before adding to flour mixture so it won’t melt butter.
Add in your mixture containing the chips, toffee & caramel, mix with spoon or spatula.
Then fold the wet ingredients, in 2 batches into the flour mixture with a wooden spoon or spatula.
Make sure to not overbeat and get all the dry crumbly bits at the bottom of the bowl.
Dust your work space with generous amounts of flour and place dough down. You might want to dust your hands with flour as you will need to shape this dough into a large circle. Dough is very sticky. Once you have a ball, gently press down and out, forming the dough into a flattened circle. About 8-10 inches round. Dough will crack when you press down, you will need to pinch & repair torn areas as you go along.
Dust a large, sharp knife with flour and cut the dough into six large triangles or eight smaller ones—whichever you prefer. Slide the knife under each triangle to help you lift and transfer it to the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 14 – 16 minutes, or until the scones begin to turn light brown in color. Mine were done at the 12 minute mark so check them at 10 or 12 minutes.
When scones are done and cooled a bit you can decorate them with some warmed chocolate Ganache.

49 comments:

  1. Can't beat the sweet & savory flavor combination!

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  2. oh yum! I would be all over this. completely gluttonous and delicious!

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  3. Gosh, this combination looks so good!

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  4. Oh, this is so signature you! They look amazing. AMAZING!

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  5. They look amazing. I think I could do bacon with anything.

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  6. sure..in flavor heaven that is :) awesome ...gorgeous and a to-do thing :)

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  7. Your combinations never cease to amaze me! I think Josh would love this for a great weekend breakfast. Hope you are doing well :)

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  8. Baconliciousness!! Is it weird to be craving a scone at midnight?

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  9. I sure love scones..this would be an instant classic. Love that ganache drizzled on top too.

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  10. I never turn down bacon and if it's in scones, how can you go wrong? looks good to me!

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  11. Yes, I am feeling the love! The Emeril-love, Ms. Kick Up a Notch ;) Just kidding!
    I've never had a scone with savory mix-ins but this one is just a genius choice :)

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  12. I'm loving the bacon here, such delicious looking scones!

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  13. I think you're a genius. Toffee is perhaps my favorite flavor ever. Crunchy toffee... crunchy bacon. Bookmarked!

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  14. Bacon, Toffee. Yum. I love the idea, and the pictures make me salivate. All in all, this post is definate money!

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  15. Wooooooow,...Dawn!!
    These are georgous scones!!!!!

    Waw!!! I am overwhelmed by the ooh so many lovely added flavours!!!

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,....

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  16. ...
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    Wow. What's the Nobel prize for baking? You should get it!

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  17. geez you are making my head spin! tell me these later get a confit in duck fat and I will explode...

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  18. sweet and salty, fatty and fatty. i like it. would a little pepper jelly on top be too weird?

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  19. I love all your sweet and salty ideas!

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  20. Dude, you really can't do anything wrong when it comes to bacon. I'm starting to think that if bacon was a guy, you'd def be his sugar-momma... seriously :)

    I have a cookie exchange next week, maybe I should bacon it up too :)

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  21. Wow! Very different. I can't seem to grasp my taste buds around the two flavors. Guess you'll have to bring some over to me to try. :)

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Cats are finally ALL BETTER....even spunkier than before but that's probably because they're so happy they're not sick anymore. Lol!

    xoxo

    Michelle

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  22. I could eat one of those by now...
    :)

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  23. i definitely did not read right, toffee, and bacon?!? wow! haha. it's kind of hard to imagine how it will taste like :D

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  24. I'll take a dozen of these please!

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  25. You did it again! Another creative recipe!

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  26. So how long did these babies last? I seriously would have to give them away immediately otherwise they would all be eaten by me and my daughter. This is one of those reasons right here where you need to get moving on writing that cookbook. You are so talented!

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  27. Here is the address to send leftovers to...

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  28. I could totally devour a couple of these right now! Digging the sweet/salty/chocolate combo!

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  29. Ha - I love that you wrote, "Yes, you read right" - because I did do a double-take! These sound amazing!!

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  30. Wow, I'm so glad you stopped by my blog, so I could see yours. It's lovely! I love your pics and your stories.

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  31. The world needs more bacon. There is never enough!

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  32. Thats a pretty wild combination

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  33. Bacon and baked goods - sounds like a perfect combination to me. The scones look outstanding Dawn.

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  34. Girlfriend I feel wrapped in love...are you freaking kidding me? Bacon...toffee and a Super Bowl football team!

    Who Dat!

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  35. holy moly, these might have to make it into my cookie baking frenzie this year :)

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  36. Yum! My husband loves the Vosges bacon bar and would kill for these!

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  37. Young lady! What are you doing? :D Don't stop.

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  38. hahahah I have a tough time sitting still for yoga too! Its sooo good for your body though ughh!

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  39. It sounds really delicious!

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  40. Oh my! They look divine. I've got to make them. Copying now.

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  41. What an awesome flavor combination! I love the idea of giving them away as gifts...does that mean there are some on their way to my doorstep? ;)

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  42. Bacon in a scone?! Michael would love these!

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  43. Ok.. When can i come to pick my portion of those delicious looking toffee-bacon scones? And how long can i stay? :P

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  44. This just take savory and sweet to a whole new level of delicious insanity. I succumb.

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  45. These are so unique Dawn! I would love to try them!

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  46. Nice use of bacon in a sweet and salty combo!

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