Sunday, 29 November 2015

Maple Bacon Scones {with Coconut Bacon}

Maple & Bacon {vegan bacon of course} are a match made in Heaven, and they come together perfectly in these scones. These are fantastic for a quirky twist on afternoon tea, or with a big mug of coffee for breakfast. Soft, flaky maple scones studded with smoky, salty coconut bacon and draped in a blanket of sweet maple icing, scattered with more delicious coconut bacon. Get your bacon fix without the murder!

Maple Bacon Scones
Serves 8

For the scones
2 1/4C self-raising flour
1tsp baking powder
3Tbsp sugar
1/4tsp salt
2/3C dairy free margarine, cubed
1/4C crumbled coconut bacon {I use this recipe}
1C almond or soy milk
1tsp apple cider vinegar
1tsp maple extract

For the icing
1C powdered sugar
1Tbsp maple syrup
1-2Tbsp almond or soy milk

1/4C crumbled coconut bacon 

Preheat the oven to 200 and line a baking tray with grease proof paper.
In a large mixing bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add the cubed margarine and use your fingers to incorporate it into the dry mixture until it resembled breadcrumbs. Add the coconut bacon and mix. 

Add the vinegar and maple extract to the almond milk and set aside for a minute or so to let the mixture curdle. Add the liquid to the dry mix and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes together as a rough dough. The use your hands to form it into a rough ball and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle a little flour on the top of the ball and roll into a circle about 25cms in diameter. Cut into eight triangles and place on the baking tray before popping them into the oven for 10-15mins, until the scones are nicely risen and just starting to turn golden brown.

Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely while you make the icing.

Mix together the powdered sugar, maple and 1Tbsp almond milk into a smooth paste. Add more milk if needed, until you have a thick but pour-able icing.

Spread a tablespoon of icing over each scone and top with a sprinkling of coconut bacon.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a huge coconut bacon fan but I've always just made cupcakes when I've wanted a sweet maple bacon fix, scones are a great idea.