Achin’ for Bacon


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I happen to agree with these rules 150%. Everything is better with BACON! I would add bacon to everything if i was allowed. Cheeseburger: better with bacon. Jalepenos: better with bacon. Caramel: better with bacon. Everything is better with bacon. The other day I conducted a brief survey with a friend, I’m going to ask you to complete the following:

1. True or False: bacon is amazeballs.
2. True or False: bacon is better with maple syrup.
3. True or False: bacon and maple syrup would be best with a biscuit.

Of you answered true to all three of these questions, we can still be friends and the following recipe is for you.

Please say hello to my first original creation in the badger lab (original as in I crEATed the recipe, I’m positive the pastry exists), the cheddar bacon bite with maple glaze.

Prep + Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 2 dozen

3 cups unbleached flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter (shredded)
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1/4 cup syrup
6 pieces of cooked bacon
1/2 cup cheddar
Flour for kneading.

1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup butter
1 Tbs powdered sugar (sifted)
1 Tbs brown sugar

Cooking Instructions
Dough: Sift together all dry ingredients. Not bacon or cheddar. Stir in shredded cold butter. It should look like small balls in bowl. In separate bowl mix syrup, buttermilk, and egg. Slowly start stirring in the buttermilk mixture until a ball of dough is formed. Spread flour on counter and coat hands. Put ball of dough in middle and start flattening out with hands. Once you have it flattened sprinkle half cheese and bacon. Fold into the dough. Repeat until all the cheese and bacon is used. Flatten out to approximately 3/4 inch thick. Cut into cubes about 3/4 inch thick. Place in small muffin wraps. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes until slightly gold on top.

Glaze: In bowl heat syrup and butter until completely melted. Whisk in powdered sugar and brow sugar. Brush over the tops of hot bites.

Enjoy this little crEATion and the first installment of Notches on the Table Post. Next installment is my adventure at Pamplona’s. Be prepared!

lifetimes of paper rainbows….W


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