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Maple Bacon Finger Buns Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
- 1/4 cup maple sugar

Special Equipment Needed:
- Stand mixer
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Rolling pin
- Knife

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. In a stand mixer, cream together butter and maple syrup until light and fluffy.
4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until fully incorporated.
5. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
6. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
7. Add buttermilk and mix until just combined.
8. Fold in bacon.
9. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
10. Cut dough into 1-inch strips.
11. Place strips onto prepared baking sheet.
12. Sprinkle with maple sugar.
13. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Time:
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes
Temperature: 375°F
Serving Size: Makes 12-15 finger buns

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 150
Fat: 7g
Carbohydrates: 18g
Protein: 4g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- Butter: margarine or vegetable shortening
- Maple syrup: honey or agave nectar
- Buttermilk: plain yogurt or milk

Variations:
- Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon for a hint of spice.
- Substitute cooked and crumbled sausage for bacon.
- Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts for a crunchy texture.

Tips and Tricks:
- For a crispier texture, bake for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- For a sweeter flavor, add an additional 1/4 cup maple syrup.

Storage Instructions:
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat in a preheated 350°F oven for 5-7 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
Serve warm with a dollop of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Garnishes:
- Chopped fresh herbs
- Chopped nuts
- Shredded cheese

Pairings:
- Coffee
- Tea
- Milk

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Fruit salad
- Roasted vegetables
- Potato salad

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If dough is too sticky, add additional flour 1 tablespoon at a time.
- If dough is too dry, add additional buttermilk 1 tablespoon at a time.

Food Safety Advice:
- Keep cooked bacon refrigerated until ready to use.
- Wash hands thoroughly before and after handling raw bacon.

Food History:
The combination of bacon and maple syrup is a classic flavor combination that has been enjoyed for centuries. The combination is believed to have originated in Canada, where maple syrup is a popular ingredient.

Flavor Profiles:
Sweet, salty, and savory.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve as an appetizer or snack.

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Taste: Savory, Sweet, Salty, Maple, Bacon, Maple-Flavored, Bacon-Flavored