Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cheddar Bacon and Chive Biscuits





Who else gets biscuit cutters for Easter?  I did! My family knows me all too well. What do you do with new biscuit cutters? Make cheddar bacon and chive biscuits of course!  I've been running around like a crazy person for the last little while, insanely busy with mid-terms! There is so much to do that it's getting really hard to just fit in a quick breakfast, and for me, that is a big deal! These cheddar bacon and chive biscuits are perfect for a busy week.  Take some time to make them, and you're set for breakfast for almost a whole week! Because they are packed with so many strong and comforting flavours, having just one with a side of sour cream is a great quick breakfast when you're in a rush.  This recipe is from Williams Sonoma
Note: This is a great item to make when having company over for brunch

Ingredients:
3 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
8 tbsp (1 stick) cold unsalted butter
1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
6 bacon slices, finely chopped and fried until crisp
1 1/2 cups milk

Directions:
1.  Position a rack in the lower third of an oven and preheat to 400ºF.  Lightly spray a pan with nonstick cooking spray (or use a silpat mat, a great investment!).

2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the butter until it resembles coarse meal.  

3.  Add the cheese, chives, and bacon.  Using a fork, stir until just combined.  Divide the dough among the wells of the prepared pan.

4.  Bake until the biscuits are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of a biscuit comes out clean, about 30 minutes.  Makes 7 biscuits.

Photography by Ruzan Orkestar.

8 comments:

b is for brown said...

i saw this recipe and thought, yummerific! i mean, were they jusdt absolutely delicious?

Danielle said...

Mmmmmhmmmmm they were!!

Gabby said...

YUM. Bacon makes everything better, I swear.

Pop Champagne said...

Those look good!! I ought to try out the recipe! Thanks ;)

Bon Don said...

OMG I just went through your blog and I think I'm in love!

*Bon Don*

cindy* said...

pretty much anything with bacon is up my alley...these look fantastic and kitchen gifts are always appropriate for any occasion :)

Tiffany Teske said...

MMMMMMMM! Thanks for this, I have biscuit cutters that are collecting dust in the drawer. Time to get them out and make the family happy, happy, happy! Cheers :) T

Ann said...

Wow - those look fantastic! Excited to try this recipe with my new biscuit cutters received as a wedding gift :)