Friday, 22 November 2013





I know it's been awhile since I have done a giveaway - and there are lots of ways of doing one... for me I like simple without too many instructions or things I have to do to enter.  There is easypromo on Facebook or the "copter" one - which personally drives me crazy, having to like dozens of pages, tweet, or well the list can go on and on. So here it goes -- very simple and easy first make sure you live in Canada or the USA (not Hawaii or Alaska). One entry per household and you can get one more entry with any order over $10.00

That's easy right?  .. ok then email me with the subject line WINTER GIVEAWAY before December 15th and tell me you want to win - make sure you put your full name, mailing address and phone number.  I won't email you or bother you but if you win I need to get hold of you.  Please type it the way it needs to be addressed on the package. ( so I don't have to retype it)  That's it...  Enjoy!  Feel free to share the contest with your friends ( you never know there might be something special for doing that)

A variety of liners, toppers, diamond shape quins, and 4 decorating tips # 8, 32, 20, &2

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Friday, 15 November 2013

Maple Bacon Buttermilk Scones

Maple Bacon Buttermilk Scones
(admit it I had you at Bacon)

I saw a video on this - I think it was from Jamie Oliver on youtube.
They looked so good and savory plus... they had bacon in them!  I am hooked on good -- I mean really good bacon!  We have a local store here called the Red Barn that has double smoked bacon and in this recipe -- it is awesome!

When baking or cooking it really does pay to use quality products - good wine, good vanilla, real maple syrup... it just makes a difference.

Maple Bacon Buttermilk Scones

Fry up about 1 cup of bacon - I used 6 slices and then chopped it up - set aside.

3 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
Combine this together in a medium bowl.

1 Cup Butter - Cut in very cold non salted butter and blend well with a pastry blender so you have tiny crumbs.

Make a well in the centre of the flour and add 
3/4 Cup Buttermilk
3/4 Cup Maple Syrup (real syrup)

With a fork combine the wet into the dry - do not over mix it - it should come together but without a lot of work or time.

Stick it in the fridge for about 10 minutes. 

Turn your oven on to 350 degrees ( I do 325 with my convection oven) 

On a floured surface - shape it and roll it till it is about 1/2 inch thick.  

I used my round fluted cutter and was able to get 15 scones out of them -- they are about 3 inch circles.

On a parchment lined cookie sheet place them with little space between them.  

Make an egg wash = 1 egg and 2 Tablespoons of milk (or water)
and brush over the scones.
Sprinkle with course sea salt - not much just a touch!

Bake (350) for 25 minutes.

Take out and place them on a light cotton tea towel on a cookie rack and cover lightly with another tea towel.

Served warm is always best - but you can always rewarm them for that fresh out of the oven taste.

I hope you enjoy this as much as our family does!