The Milestone Hotel’s Alexandros Diamantis shares his recipe for delicious Maple-Cured Bacon Scones, which are simple to make at home and extremely tasty!
This recipe will serve ten people.
- 400g strong flour
- 100g caster sugar
- 100g unsalted butter
- 21g (or roughly 4 tsp) baking powder
- 150ml semi-skimmed milk
- 50g smoked back bacon (around 2 rashers)
- 10g maple syrup
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl (flour, sugar, and baking powder).
- Make sure the butter is soft and then add it to the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl. Stir together and then slowly add the milk to the mixture.
- You don’t want to over-mix the batter so stir for about five minutes, and then leave the mixture to rest in the bowl.
- Meanwhile, get started on the bacon. Part-cook the bacon (either in a frying pan or in the oven) so that it has started to change colour, but it’s not yet crisp, and then set aside. Blot any excess fat from the bacon and leave to cool.
- Once the bacon is cold, dice it up into small pieces and add to your scone mixture.
- Take your dough out of the bowl and transfer to a clean, floured surface. Roll the dough out into a sheet that’s approximately 1.5 inches deep, and then place on a floured baking tray and leave to chill in the fridge.
- When you’re ready to make the scones, heat the oven to 150°C, cut out your scones using a round cutter and bake for 15 minutes.
- Last but not least, enjoy your freshly baked scones.
If you enjoyed this recipe, why not visit The Milestone for Afternoon Tea? We also cater for dietary requirements including Vegetarian and Gluten Free.