Cheddar Bacon Biscuits

cheddar bacon biscuits

 

Cheddar cheese.  Bacon.  Combine them with biscuits and you get a pretty phenomenal side dish!  Make sure to take them out of the oven as soon as they are golden brown—burnt cheddar biscuits are inedible, and that’s just such a travesty!

YIELD: 24 biscuits

TIME: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1-1/2 tsp salt
12 Tbsp unsalted butter, cold and chopped
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
6 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
2-4 scallions, green parts only, thinly chopped

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 425º F, and whisk dry ingredients together. Cut butter into mixture until you have a meal with lumps about the size of small peas.

Beat buttermilk and egg, and add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture until just combined.  Lightly coat cheddar with dusting of flour and add to dough along with crumbled bacon and scallions until just distributed.

Dump out onto a well-floured board and knead 6-8 times. Press dough flat and cut with biscuit cutter. Transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 18-20 minutes, until the tops are lightly browned.  Serve hot.

Hope y’all enjoy!

xoxo, Sara

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