These bacon cheddar biscuits are moist, slightly crumbly, and oh-so-buttery. The beauty of these homemade biscuits is when it comes to flavor, you can’t get enough.
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One of my fondest childhood memories is sitting at my grandmother’s kitchen counter as she would make me breakfast. Like most southern grandmas, she would always make homemade buttermilk biscuits. To include me in the cooking, she would give me a case knife to cut up the butter into little pieces to add to the dough. Her kitchen was the room in the house where the family always gathered. We would stand around her huge kitchen counter talking and laughing. I want this food blog to bring people together to learn about cooking and food, to connect with other readers and to share recipes.
Those early mornings cooking with my grandmother inspired this recipe. Since I can’t pass on an opportunity to add a little bit of pizzazz to a traditional recipe I threw in some bacon, cheddar and rosemary.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ tablespoon sugar
- ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- ¾ cup bacon crumbles
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 cup grated cheddar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Prep the ingredients: Do not preheat the oven before cooking the bacon, you want it to be completely cold when you put the bacon in the oven. Place the uncooked bacon on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Set the oven to 400 degrees. Place bacon in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Once the bacon has finished cooking, remove from the oven and let it cool. Increase the oven temp to 425 degrees.
- Cut the butter into small chunks while the bacon is cooking, place the butter back into the freezer to keep cold.
- Make the biscuits: In a mixing bowl, combine the first five dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar) together.
- Separate half of the dry ingredients into another bowl. Using fork or your hands, mix the butter in half of the dry ingredients so that if forms a crumbly mixture.
- Add the mixture back to the other bowl of dry ingredients. Mix the crumble bacon, rosemary, grated cheddar with the dry ingredients.
- Slowly add buttermilk to mixture. Using your hands to mix together, Knead the dough 2 to 3 times. Spoon ¼ cup dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Also, you can pat the dough into a square and use a biscuit cutter to cut the biscuits.
- Bake the biscuits: Bake for 12 minutes, until biscuits are light golden brown. Enjoy them warm.
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