Friday, January 20, 2012

COME TO THE BARK SIDE - Bacon Maple and Whiskey Scones


Bark Bark Bark!
The day dawned clear and really cold and I'd overslept past when I normally get up and let Barkley out. My day off, I still needed to get up and hop over to the Physical Therapist's.

Barkley really wanted a walk, but I can't for some weeks yet, so he went out on the zip line to take care of business, then grudgingly came in for breakfast. He seems to understand I'm not moving normally. But even though he's getting extra pats and treats, he still needs his exercise. Fortunately, his Aunt Tam has always taken care of him any time I asked her to and coworkers and my friend EJ have walked him a number of times.

Bark Bark. Stop and give me the "don't you feel guilty the way you mistreat me I'd call the SPCA if I had opposable thumbs" stare.


When I got home, I called some of my team who work the early early shift to ask if anyone could walk Barkley after work. Everyone has been great at work, moving things around where I can get to them easily, getting my coffee and stuff from the printer and offering to help with house and dog. Sure! a couple of them said, passing by my place on the way home. The more the merrier. I put a pot of coffee on and set out to frying some bacon and preheating the oven.

Nothing quite says "thanks guys" like warm from the oven Bacon Maple Whiskey Scones .


They are flaky and tender with a hint of genuine Canadian maple syrup and nutmeg and studded with chunks of Northern Indiana Amish bacon, then drizzled with a sweet maple whiskey glaze. The recipe doubles easily, and I'd suggest it if baking for more than 2 or 3. Several were consumed warm around the kitchen counter while Barkley tried to climb everyone's head. I saved one, and the rest were wrapped in foil and put in containers for all to take home after Barkley got a quick walk and the trash was taken out. Thanks!!

Come to the Bark Side. We have bacon.

Love - Brigid

25 comments:

Hat Trick said...

Is that a bomber hat in the first pic?

If you reward helpers with food like that I'm surprised you even have to ask. If I were close by I'd be volunteering to come over and walk Barkley if I knew it was likely I'd get fed like that. :-)

Brigid said...

Hat Trick - it is and it's warm as it's wined with wabbit!

TheMinuteman said...

I want some. Recipe please. :D

John said...

Brigid, what pray tell, is plusu (from your recipe)? I tried Google but can't find anything. Many thanks and best wishes

North said...

I don't know if I like bacon, maple, whiskey, or scones but just for you JUST FOR YOU I will have to give these things a try. Who knows? I might just end up liking this stuff you call 'bacon'.


*snortysnort*

Brigid said...

TheMinuteman: If you click on the name of my recipes if they are bold and in color you go straight to the link to them (that's eventually on the sidebar as well).

John - that is a typo. Should be 1/8 teaspoon plus one dash of nutmeg (or you can just use a generous 1/8 teaspoon)

TheMinuteman said...

And there's my stupid moment of the day.

I'm so making those ASAP.

Zdogk9 said...

Brigid,
This looks delightful! With your permission I'll use it in the cafe.
Z

Mrs. S. said...

Ok, I have to admit with all the bacon posts lately, I did break down and buy some at the grocery store the other day. Poor hubby, He'll be looking at bacon pictures and smelling it when it gets cooked, but it is one of those things that he is not supposed to eat.

Rev. Paul said...

This is SO going on the list of recipes that Sam must make for us. We're drooling over the pictures already.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Poor Barkley! I know he feels awful, because you cannot walk him properly (AND, of course, he can't eat people food).
I can't walk him, either, but will gladly eat said scones (if I were there, in Coldville).

Carol said...

Ok Brigid, I am calling 'Uncle"! I cannot keep up with all the delicious recipes that you post. We are having dinner guest this weekend and I am baking the Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake and John, my husband, is making the pork roast with balsamic vinegar. Need I say, we 'love' your recipes. Thank you SO much! Hope you are feeling better each day.

greg said...

Well, I was wondering what I was going to do with my Saturday morning...guess I know now.

Hopefully I get them right...half the time my scones come out as muffin tops...still tasty, but not quite the right flaky texture.

john bord said...

Met a guy online who writes a column called, "Tales From the Barkside." It is also compiled into a book. Interesting guy. Now please pass the scones...... ty. Oh... and I take me coffee black.

agirlandhergun said...

Ok, I give up, the husband may have to go...all this bacon is making my mouth water. Actually, I am so super fond of the husband, that I am just gonna wrap him in bacon and the when he is asleep, eat these scones.

mikelaforge said...

Whew. Under SOPA/PIPA, food porn like this will get you shut down Lady! Heal up.

ajdshootist said...

Why oh why do i open your blog and find food just when im hungry happens all the time mind you if it has Bacon well you cant go wrong.

Able said...

Because of my similar knee injury I may have been exercising a tad less than normal and could possibly be developing a 'waist located pneumatic wheel cover replica'.

My GP has ordered that I restrict my intake slightly and (Shock! Horror) stop eating so many of your recipes!

Damn it! What does he know? He's trying to take away one of my reasons for living :-)

You'll only get my bacon when you pry my frying pan from my cold dead fingers!

Old NFO said...

Oh... for those I'd drive up to walk Barkley :-)

45er said...

Oh hell yes. Here comes breakfast!

Brigid said...

Old NFO- next time you visit, I'll make you your own batch.

I told Murphy's Law, after hearing about his injury to his foot, that if I could, I'd send one by supersonic carrier pigeon to him but that brought up the questions as to whether a carrier pigeon could fly supersonic without the sonic shock wave blowing its feathers off. Are fowl affected by compressibility? And even if the flight was feasible, what are the chances the bird would eat the scone as an inflight meal since none are being offered any more for free. (We won't even discuss the African vs. European Carrier Pigeon question).

Hard freezing rain last night, nothing was flying.

45er - I'm glad I sent the rest home with others, otherwise I would not be good and having a small bowl of oatmeal right now.

GreyLocke said...

May I have your permission to use your last pic and it's title for a forum post? It will be accredited and linked back over here. All I need is to use the post title the picture title and the pic.

Brigid said...

GreyLocke - for you, certainly. I appreciate a link and a "photo copyright Home on the Range, used with permission."

Everett said...

There are times when I just "hate"you! Looking at and smelling those scones makes this one of them!

Well, I have to admit I did put a drop of syrup on the screen and rubbed a piece of bacon over it!

Hope you are beginning to mend a little faster

Everett said...

There are times when I just "hate"you! Looking at and smelling those scones makes this one of them!

Well, I have to admit I did put a drop of syrup on the screen and rubbed a piece of bacon over it!

Hope you are beginning to mend a little faster