Maple Sugar Bacon, Cheddar & Rosemary Scones

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by Amber on August 11, 2011

I can hardly believe it. In just a few short days, my nephew Davey enters Kindergarten for the first time. I’m so excited, freaked out, flabbergasted – and I’m just his aunt! I can’t imagine how my sister is feeling about all of this.

Since removing high fructose corn syrup from the kids’ diet earlier this summer, she and my brother in law have seen a remarkable change in them both. But doing so also means that breakfast times are a little bit more plan-ahead than they used to be. After all – no more pop-tarts!

Two weeks ago, I ventured into New York City with Aimee from Simple Bites and Tracy from Sugarcrafter. We decided to do a self-designed trip through NYC, one blissful bite of food at a time.

Aimee quickly came up with the idea to start off at Clinton Street Baking Company, where we gorged on freshly made biscuits and pancakes, and one thing I could not stop eating – their sugar cured bacon.

So this past weekend, I decided to recreate it. Never one to leave well enough alone, I thought, “What can I put this INTO?” – and of course, the answer was pretty obvious: scones.

Savory breakfast scones that you can grab on the way out the door at room temperature, or after a quick warm up in the microwave or oven. They transport to the car easily (or booster seat, as the case may be!).

Davey isn’t the only one going to school this Fall. His mama recently decided to go back too, for an advanced degree.

This is the kind of heartwarming breakfast I’d make for Davey and his mama on their first day of school if I could. I hope his mama tries, even though I know baking’s totally not her thing. But her kids ARE her thing, and she’d do anything for them.

Good luck, Sis – and Davey – with school this Fall.

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Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray August 11, 2011 at 9:22 AM

Well, first of all, these look delicious. I love me some savory breakfast. :)

I’m also curious–what sort of change did your sister and her husband notice after nixing the corn syrup? I’ve heard tell that it does make a difference, but I’ve never actually known anyone who’s gone cold turkey on it. It’s definitely something I’d like to learn more about.

Amber August 11, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Tara – according to my sister, both kids are less “immediately” defiant, and David is able to focus on tasks for longer periods of time (He also has ADHD, inherited from his daddy, so this is a big deal). She also says they’re both less “frenetic”.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray August 18, 2011 at 9:50 AM

That’s interesting–I’m certainly glad for that for your sister’s sake and her husband’s. And I’m sure it’s healthier, too!

JenniferA August 11, 2011 at 10:29 AM

I want one of these right now. Do you deliver? ;-)

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:30 AM

Haha! Maybe, if the price is right ;) What will you feed me in return?

Miss August 11, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Hands down this is the best looking scone ever. I can’t wait to try them!

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:30 AM

Aww thanks, Miss! The boys are gonna love ‘em.

Bonnie Banters August 11, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Scones are a favorite of mine and I love this savory version! Printed and plan to bake. By the way, just pulled a scone from the freezer this morning! Thanks!

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:24 AM

Bonnie, these would be great for the freezer. We could not stop eating them to get them in there though!

Katrina August 11, 2011 at 1:09 PM

What a scone!

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:24 AM

Haha, thanks, Katrina!

Heather August 11, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Oh good gravy! I need to make these ASAP!

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:24 AM

I love the phrase “Good Gravy” – such a Southern thing to say ;) Let me know if you make them, Heather. I’d love to hear how you like them.

Andrea @ From the Bookshelf August 11, 2011 at 1:35 PM

These look amazing and must be made ASAP!
I am in NYC and love the Clinton Street Baking Company! Some of my fav foodie travels are in that area!

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:25 AM

Andrea, we should hang out! I’m only 45 minutes away. Donut Plant too! :)

Andrea @ From the Bookshelf August 15, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Amber, that would be great!
And Economy Candy and Russ & Daughter and Katz’s for lunch and the Essex Street Market!

Tracy August 11, 2011 at 3:05 PM

You are a woman after my own heart, putting that bacon into these amazing scones. ;-) I can’t wait to try the bacon myself, and I’m definitely going to put whatever I don’t eat like candy into the scones!!

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:25 AM

That is, if you can manage not to eat all the Meat Candy. I struggled, I really did, to have enough left over for the scones – and I made an entire package!

Barbara | Creative Culinary August 11, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Maple bacon in scones. Words dear to my heart! With some cheese too? I’ll repeat another reader…What a scone!

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:26 AM

Haha – well they’re definitely sweet-salty heaven, Barb.

Adryon August 11, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Ummmmm, so yeah, what time will you be over to bring these? AND you used KerryGold? I need these.

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:27 AM

I *always* use KerryGold if I can help it. With a Brit in the house, it’s kind of required. Sadly these are long gone, but we could make another batch together when I get there!

sweetsugarbelle August 11, 2011 at 8:36 PM

I was excited about these! Well really the bacon. I had no idea you were gonna take it up a notch and add scones to the equation!!! The sound amazing!!! I love scones.

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:28 AM

Girl, that bacon is all kinds of insane. You better make it, stat – and then if there’s any left over, make the scones!

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray August 12, 2011 at 11:37 AM

Oh wow! These look amazing! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Rachel, they’re so perfect. I was really excited about the crumb on the scone. I think you’re going to love them.

SMITH BITES August 12, 2011 at 12:28 PM

be still my beating heart . . . just. plain. wowie.

Amber August 15, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Haha! Just love you, Deb :)

Cookbook Queen August 15, 2011 at 8:43 AM

These look like perfection.

My son starts school Wednesday…will you be making us scones? :)

Amber August 15, 2011 at 8:48 AM

Only if Jon David agrees to be my sous chef! He is toooooo darned cute.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction August 15, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Love the flavors in these scones. I don’t make scones nearly enough!

Jamie | My Baking Addiction August 18, 2011 at 9:33 AM

I really don’t know what o say about these – besides wow. They sound incredible and have definitely increased my scone craving.

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