Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Bacon Cheddar Biscuits
Bacon Cheddar Biscuits 6 slices bacon 2 1/4 cups self-rising flour 8 tablespoons very cold butter cut into cubes 3/4 cup buttermilk 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons melted butter. Cook bacon until crisp. Let cool and then crumble. Reserve bacon fat. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Add 1 tablespoon bacon fat to a 9-inch cast iron skillet and swirl to coat the bottom. Place flour in a medium bowl. Add butter and use your fingers or a pastry cutter to cut it into the flour until it resembles coarse meal. Stir in buttermilk just until a dough starts to form. Stir in cheese and crumbled bacon. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough into a rectangle, fold in thirds and rotate 90 degrees. Roll into a rectangle again, fold into thirds and roll out to 3/4-inch thickness. Use a floured 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter to cut biscuits. Place in prepared pan. Roll dough scraps out to cut more biscuits. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes.