Skip to main content

Bacon and onion biscuits

Anything with bacon in it is a winner in our home. These bacon and onion biscuits are buttery, bacony (ya it's a word), and pretty much perfect with a comforting bowl of soup.

Here's how I made them:

4 slices of bacon, chopped into half-inch pieces
1/3 cup onion, finely diced
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp granulated white sugar
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup milk (I use whole milk)

While my oven preheated to 400 degrees (F), I cooked the bacon and onion in a small saucepan over medium heat until the bacon was crispy. Then I set it aside to cool a little while I prepared the dough.

In a large mixing bowl, I stirred together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Using a hand pastry blender, I cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it was uniformly crumbly. Next, I added the milk and the bacon and onion mixture and stirred just to bring it all together. 

I turned out the dough on my floured countertop and kneaded it a few times just to bring it together. Using my floured rolling pin, I rolled the dough to a half-inch thickness (or so) and cut my biscuits using a floured cookie/biscuit cutter (I contemplated using the rim of a cup, but went with a small cutter instead).

My biscuits went onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and I popped them in the oven for 15 minutes until golden and flaky.

Bacony. Oniony. Good.

How are you using bacon lately? What do you like to serve with soup? Share your comments and links and come join the Family Feedbag page on Facebook!