Saturday, July 21, 2012

Bacon Cheddar Sage Biscuits

I've never really been that good at waiting for big news, and this weekend has seen us sitting here wondering if we indeed have been able to buy the house we want, or if we'll have to look at other options.  When I'm wandering around the house trying to figure out what to do, my first impulse is to go to the kitchen and make something.

Cheese biscuits are a go to recipe in our house, but I wanted something different. What about bacon?  These babies were an experiment that turned out to be the best biscuits I've ever eaten.  I think they would go really well with eggs for breakfast, or just eat them on their own.  I'm sure they are incredibly sinful, but who cares?  Sometimes you just have to enjoy things, right?

Bacon Cheddar Sage Biscuits

2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp fresh sage leaves, chopped finely (you could substitute green onions)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 cup grated aged/sharp cheddar cheese
7 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped finely (try cooking the bacon in the oven!)
1 cup whole milk ( I love buttermilk!)
1 egg, beaten

Pre-heat oven to 425 F.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, sage leaves, and salt until combined.  Using two knives or a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the pieces resemble coarse crumbs.  Stir in the cheese and bacon.

In a small bowl, stir together the egg and milk.  Pour into the flour mixture and stir gently until just combined.  The dough will be sticky.  Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured counter and pat with your hands until it's about 1/2 inch thick.  Cut with a 2 inch cutter and space about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden and crisp.

Makes about 12
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