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Bacon Chive Biscuits

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Bacon and Chive Biscuits

Bacon and Chive Biscuits

Photo: Diana Rattray
I love these biscuits as they are, but about 1/2 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese could be added along with the bacon and chives. These tasty biscuits are great for breakfast, dinner, or holiday meals. They also make great slider buns for chicken salad or little burgers.

Yield: Makes About 15 Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, optional
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons fresh snipped chives
  • 6 thick bacon slices, cooked until almost crisp and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings
  • 1 1/4 cups milk

Preparation:

Heat the oven to 425°. Grease a large baking sheet with nonstick baking spray or line with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Stir with a whisk to blend well.

Work the butter in with fingers or a pastry blender until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in the chives and chopped bacon. Add the bacon drippings and milk, stirring just until moistened.

Transfer the mixture to a floured surface and knead just a few times until you have a cohesive ball of soft dough.

Using your hands, pat into a circle about 1/2 to 3/4-inch thickness. Handle the dough as little as possible.

Cut the biscuits out with biscuit cutters and arrange on the prepared baking sheet(s), leaving about an inch between biscuits. Gather any dough scraps together, pat into a circle, and cut out more biscuits. Repeat with any remaining dough.

Makes 15 biscuits, or more if smaller.

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