Recently I shared our family tradition of Un-Romantic Valentines Day, which is our way of freshening up this tired holiday by tossing the roses and chocolates in favor of beef jerky and manliness. Then I shared some of my husband-tested Un-Romantic Valentines Day Gifts, from forest axes to bacon-of-the-month-clubs. Well, another aspect of our invented holiday is homemade meals with a manly edge. Enter Bacon Cheddar Biscuits. These are rich, delicious, and easy-peasy to pop in the oven. Get the Bacon Cheddar Biscuit Recipe after the jump…
Bacon Cheddar Biscuits
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cold and chopped or grated
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup grated Cheddar
6 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
2-4 scallions, green parts only, thinly chopped
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Whisk dry ingredients together. Add butter and blend with pastry blender or in an electric mixer until you have a meal with lumps about the size of small peas.
Beat buttermilk and egg. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and mix just until combined. Do not overmix. Lightly coat cheddar with dusting of flour and add to dough along with crumble bacon and scallions until just distributed. Do not overmix!
Dump out onto a well-floured board and knead 6-8 times. Press dough flat and cut with biscuit cutter or floured rim of a glass. Transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or silpat. Transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, until the tops are lightly browned. Serve hot!