Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Anything's Better With Bacon

It seems these summer mornings
we start the day on the front porch
In our rockers
With cups of coffee

And after,
there is breakfast.
In the breakfast room.

A simple breakfast of coffee and muffins

The lace covered burlap table
An old blue and white transfer ware pitcher holds sunflowers
Because it is Kansas and it is summer
The Johnson Brothers Indies coffee pot
(because it is the only blue and white transfer ware coffeepot that I own)
And Indies for the rest of the table

The big platter which I got in Minneapolis
And the two cups, two saucers and two "tea" plates
That started the whole Johnson Brothers Indies collection

And since anything's better with bacon
And bacon is for breakfast,
Maple bacon muffins
with a maple glaze

Just one for me!

Maple bacon anything seems quite trendy now
And these muffins were unbelievably good

I'm ashamed to admit that I did have two!
But as everything is better with bacon
Everything is also better when served from blue and white!


1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
3/4 t. salt
1 t. vanilla extract (or 1/2 t. maple flavor)
2 2/3 c. flour
1 cup milk


6 slices bacon, cooked, cooled and snipped into squares
3 to 4 T. real maple syrup


1 c. powdered sugar
pinch of salt
about 1/4 c. maple syrup, enough to make a spreadable frosting

Preheat the oven to 425.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, vegetable oil and sugars till smooth.    Add eggs, beating to combine.

Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla or maple flavor.

Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour.

Scoop the batter into lightly greased or paper lined muffin pans.

Top with bacon and drizzle with syrup (about 1 t. per muffin), being sure to keep the bacon mounded in the center (it will distribute during baking).

Bake for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.    Remove from the oven and transfer to a rack to cool.    When they’re nearly cool, spread with the glaze.

To Make The Glaze:

Stir together the powdered sugar, salt and enough maple syrup to make a spreadable glaze.   Spread the glaze over the muffins.      Serve warm or at room temperature.

It's Thursday and I'm sharing my breakfast table with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday


The French Hutch said...

What a delightful way to start your day! Coffee and the delicious muffins served on this pretty table. The blue and white is my favorite here. Everything just lovely.
Happy Fourth of July!

Bookie said...

Such a lovely breakfast...I would love to try the muffins soon too. I enjoyed this blue and white post so much!

Anonymous said...

I would love to both eat at this beautiful table and partake of those delicious muffins. Score!

Lady of the Manor said...

This is absolutely the perfect way to start any day!! Beautiful and delicious!! Enjoy your weekend!

Debs Dust Bunny said...

Hope you don't mind, I shared your blog post on Twitter and Facebook. These muffins look too good not to share.

Pat said...

Appears you're enjoying some of this unseasonably "cool" Summer weather on your side of the Prairie, as well, dear friend!!!
Coffee on the porch sounds heavenly! Bacon muffins look and sound deliciously divine!!!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

Michelle said...

"Anything's Better With Bacon..."
Amen, Sister!!! Pretty blue and white dishes make anything better too!