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Bacon Up Biscuits

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp bacon grease (chilled or room temperature)
  • 3/4 to 1 cup cold whole buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted for brushing (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl. Blend the bacon grease into the flour with your hands.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, then slowly pour in part of the buttermilk and stir. Add just enough, stirring until a dough forms. STOP adding buttermilk as soon as it’s dough – even if you haven’t yet added the full ¾ to 1 cup.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead, roll, and pat to shape into a slab of dough about half an inch thick. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out as many rounds as possible (recipe should make 6-8). Of course you’ll want to pull scraps together and roll into a smaller slab to cut a couple more to maximize your yield.
  • Place biscuits on a baking sheet, so that they are touching. This will provide the support they need to “climb” as they bake. (Optional: Brush tops with melted butter before baking for browner tops.)
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the biscuits have risen and the tops have begun to brown. Serve warm.