Bacon Biscuit Bites

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David Reeves

By
@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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
5 - 6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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!

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

  • 1Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • 2Fry bacon and reserve 2 tablespoons of grease.
  • 3Combine the next four ingredients.
  • 4Cut in the cold lard and butter with a pastry blender.
  • 5Mix the cheese into the dry ingredients.
  • 6Pour in the buttermilk and bacon grease.
  • 7Stir just until the dough comes together; roll out to 1" thickness and cut out the biscuits with a 2" biscuit cutter.
  • 8Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until golden brown.
  • 9Split 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