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
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
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.