Most of the time when I wake up in the morning I don’t jump out of bed. It’s more of a reluctant slide off the side of my bed and shuffle to the coffee. And I do mean slide. I put my hand out on the edge of my bed, swing my feet over and push myself up and out. And then shuffle towards the coffee. I’m not a morning person yall. There are not many things that qualify jumping out of bed for me. [Kids excluded. I jump out of bed before I realize I’m awake when they cry at night. Its instinct.] The other exception? Avocados. I had a dream about these bacon avocado scones and let me tell you, I have never gotten out of bed faster.
Ok, maybe I’m being slightly dramatic. [Me? Never!] But I did have a dream about these scones and I did wake up extra early to make them. And by extra early I mean 7. You think I’m kidding, but I’m not. I’m pretty sure that I scared Ryon when I grabbed a cup of coffee that morning. And was able to have a conversation with him. Conversations are normally reserved for after the first cup of coffee. Unless avocados are involved.
So as talking to him I start pulling out ingredients to make these scones. I can see the confessed look on his face as I keep reaching for things. I grab the avocado and bacon out of the fridge and tell him my plans. He just laughed, shook his head and went back to reading the news. I think he knew I was really up for the avocados. Possibly the bacon as well.
I’m glad that I got out of bed early that day because I had more time to eat these avocado bacon scones! I made 8 large scones and when I looked later in the day there were only 4 left. And Ryon wasn’t home and had only eaten one for breakfast. I was stumped where the other scones had gone. Ah well. A mystery for another early morning.
- 3 thick slices bacon
- 1 ripe avocado
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Fry the bacon, crumble and reserve.
- Mash the avocado and mix with the heavy cream.
- Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt together.
- Add the cold butter and mix until the mixture is crumbly.
- Pour in the avocado mixture and stir until combined. (Dough should be slightly sticky).
- Add the bacon.
- Form a ball and roll out onto a lightly floured service.
- Roll to about 1/2 inch thick and cut into 8 pieces.
- Place on parchment paper or a silicon baking mat and cook for 20-25 minutes.
- Let cool and enjoy!
Adapted from The Dutch Baker's Daughter
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