Bacon Biscuit Bites

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David Reeves

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@Woodrow

For those mornings when you wake up smelling bacon frying in your mind . . . these biscuits provide a moist cheese and bacon flavored carrier for your favorite bacon slices (and whatever else you want to pile on the "sandwich.") I enjoyed mine last weekend with a dollop of homemade strawberry-fig preserves.
This is a way to have that great bacon flavor in the bread without having to chop up bacon and put it into the dough.

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The bacon grease added to the dough makes these biscuits sooooo flavorful! They're really light too (which means I can sneak one or two extra). These would be great for breakfast, brunch or maybe even an appetizer at a party. So good! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
5 - 6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 6 - 8
    strips of favorite brand of bacon
  • 2 Tbsp
    bacon grease
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 3 Tbsp
    lard - chilled
  • 3 Tbsp
    unsalted butter - chilled
  • 1 1/4 c
    shredded cheddar & monterey jack cheese
  • 1 c
    buttermilk

How to Make Bacon Biscuit Bites

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Fry bacon and reserve 2 tablespoons of grease.
  3. Combine the next four ingredients.
  4. Cut in the cold lard and butter with a pastry blender.
  5. Mix the cheese into the dry ingredients.
  6. Pour in the buttermilk and bacon grease.
  7. Stir just until the dough comes together; roll out to 1" thickness and cut out the biscuits with a 2" biscuit cutter.
  8. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Split hot biscuits; lightly butter; place 1/2 slice of crispy bacon between halves; top bacon with favorite jam or preserves; combine halves and enjoy!

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About Bacon Biscuit Bites

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #biscuit #bites #bacon



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