Monthly Archives: October 2013

Maple Bacon Scones

Waking up to a beautiful fall morning, I decided to capture the flavor of fall at breakfast with this delicious maple bacon scone. These scones are light and tender as well as slightly sweet and savory. They are perfect eaten just as they are or with little butter on the side. This is definitely a recipe to be tried, especially for a nice leisurely weekend morning when it’s slightly cool out of doors. Enjoy!
From by the bay wishing you maple bacon food memories!
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Maple Bacon Scones

Makes 12


2 cups all-purpose flour (9 ounces), plus 1/4 cup

2 tablespoon granulated sugar or maple sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

8 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces ( 1 stick)

6 strips thick cut bacon cooked and cooled and diced

1/2 cup heavy cream, plus 1 tablespoon for wash

2 large eggs

1/3 cup grade B maple syrup


Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line baking tray  with parchment paper and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment mix 2 cups flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt . Add the cold butter and mix at the lowest speed until the butter is the size of peas. Combine the eggs with the heavy cream and at to the flour and butter mixture at a low speed.  Add the maple syrup next still at a how speed  and then the bacon. Mix until just blended. Dump the dough on to a well floured work surface.  Using a fork, whisk together half and half and egg white in liquid measuring cup. Then add half and half mixture and maple syrup to your flour. Flour your hands and pat dough into a 6-inch square about 1 1/4 inches thick. Flour a 2 1/2 inch cutter and make 12 rounds.  cut into four 3-inch squares. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Place baking sheet into refrigerator for 30 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and use a pastry brush to wash the tops of the scones with the cream and then sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 425 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden. Transfer to w wire baking rack to cool. The scones are best eaten as soon as possible. 


Pear Sauce

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It was a fine autumn weekend and I wanted my dinner to be inspired by the beauty around me, the trees are just starting to turn color, the sky is blue and there is a slight coolness in the air. I had to look no further than my fruit bowl to come up with this twist on applesauce, using pears instead! This is a real easy recipe with the end result a sweet and delicious sauce. The sauce is sweet from the nature sugar in the peats and requires little sugar to make. The sauce is a perfect  alone or as a complement to pork or poultry. It also makes a great breakfast on top or waffles, pancakes or with some yogurt and granola,  Enjoy!
From by the bay wishing you autumn pear food memories!
Pear Sauce
Makes about 2 cups
4 pears peeled, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Place all the ingredients into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool. Place into a food processor or blender to process. Place in an air tight container and refrigerate until ready to use. It will keep in a refrigerator for about 1 week.