Cheddar and Bacon Biscuits

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar 

1 tablespoon baking powder 

1 teaspoon kosher salt 

6 tablespoons unsalted cold butter, cubed 

1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 

6 pieces smoked bacon, cooked and chopped 

1 cup buttermilk 

1 large egg, beaten 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly coat with vegetable oil.
  3. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender, or use 2 knives, until the butter is the size of peas; stir in the cheese and bacon.
  4. Combine the buttermilk and egg in a small bowl. Add to the flour mixture just until incorporated. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and pat or roll the dough to 3/4-inch thickness; cut with a 3-inch round cutter, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.

Cook’s Note

If you're in a rush, these work great as drop biscuits. Using an ice cream scoop or 1/4-cup measuring cup, drop the batter onto the prepared pan.