Recipe – Biscuits with Brown Sugar and Bacon

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I saw this recipe for biscuits on Joy the Baker and decided to give them a try.  I mean how can you possibly go wrong with biscuits, bacon and brown sugar?  I don’t even think it’s possible.  Even though you can totally serve these with supper, I served them this weekend to the Handsome Husband for breakfast alongside a plate full of fresh eggs.

To put it mildly, he love them.  And so did the rest of my family.

Here is the {slightly adapted} recipe -

Ingredients

For the Bacon

8 slices of bacon
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

For the Biscuits

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda {15 Cool Uses for Baking Soda}
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup buttermilk {How to Make Buttermilk}
2 tablespoons chives, chopped

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper {or a silpat}  and lay the bacon on the baking sheet in a single layer. Grind pepper over the top of the bacon and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake the bacon until it is nice and crisp, about 15 to 17 minutes. When the bacon has finished cooking, remove the baking sheet from the oven and using tongs place the bacon on a plate to cool down.  When it’s cool enough, chop into bits and set aside.

Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl combined the  flour, brown and white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pepper and mix well.

Add butter bits to the flour mixture and using your fingers, rub the butter and flower together until it resembles a coarse meal.  Make a well into the center of the coarse meal. Add the buttermilk and lightly beaten egg.  Mix well until the dough is nice and sticky.  Fold in the bacon and chives and then turn the dough onto a well floured surface and roll the dough out to about 1 inch thick.

Cut the dough with biscuit cutters {mine were 3″ wide} and place the biscuits on a parchment lined baking sheet {or use a silpat} and bake at 400 degrees for 11-13 minutes.

Serve warm with butter.   Makes 9 biscuits.

*The next time I make these I think I’ll make a double batch.  They were THAT GOOD!

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Comments

  1. i will be trying these soon. i do wonder about one thing. do you think you can use any sort of sugar substitute on this one? i know it sounds silly since the the biscuit is going to be a sugary carb anyway, but i do wonder.

  2. Made them today (doubled the recipe) and it got rave reviews! Thank you Mavis!

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