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.

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23 comments:

  1. looks great Amy, sadly I'd have to use turkey bacon or something gross since the hubby is off the pork (WAAAAAAA)

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  2. i can smell those through the monitor. holy goodness... yummmm something i'll have to try as bacon is a major winner in this household. :) xo

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  3. drool - these look awesome. They wouldn't last in my house for five minutes.

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  4. Those look like HEAVEN! Dang, wish Reg ate bacon damn it!

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  5. Oh they look so good, Amy! It's funny but I've never done biscuits in my life.. I think I will now!!
    Kisses!

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  6. Ummm...yep....just drooled on my computer. These look amazing!!!!

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  7. I just made these! I think I rolled them out too thin, as they didn't puff up as high as yours look -- but the flavor is totally there. I think next time I'll got with a little more onion too! Gotta love the bacon/onion combo! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. I just made them too and mine are in the same condition. I don't think it is the rolling. I cooked my onions in some butter and then added the bacon. I dumped the mixture in with the milk. I think it may have been the extra hot fat that somehow canceled out the baking powder. Once I mixed the ingredients, I put the bowl in the fridge before rolling it out. Mine are more of a savory cookie than biscuits. The next time I will try to strain the bacon and onions before adding them the dry ingredients.

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  8. Wanted to know if you have ever stored these in the freezer? I love them so much I could eat them every morning, it would be awesome to be able to freeze a huge batch so they are always on hand.

    Thanks!

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    1. Hmmm... I've never eaten a baked, frozen then thawed biscuit, so I couldn't say if you'd be sacrificing quality. I wonder if the best way to do it would be to freeze the cut biscuits before they're baked, then pop them in the oven from frozen? That way you could bake just the amount you need. I like the look of Modern Beet's 3-step process for freezing homemade biscuits described here: http://www.modernbeet.com/archives/116

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  9. These biscuits look amazing! I'll have to give them a try. :)

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  10. About how many is in one batch? Would like to try for a family get-together next month, but will need to make sure I make enough.

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    1. It depends what size you cut them. With a 2-inch cutter, you'll get 12-18.

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  11. Oh my wonder if these would be good with honey butter on them? hmmmmm

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  12. Just like scones. This looks really fabulous, and I'm thinking about making them for dinner to go with the Autumn Spice Ham that I was planning. (When I make biscuits and scones, I usually pat the dough into a square and use a knife to cut it. No waste and no tough little nuggets from overworked dough.) (See, this is why I could never be a food blogger--I'm okay with square biscuits. Obviously I don't care enough about how the food LOOKS.) (Your pictures are really great, by the way.)

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  13. These have to be good topt with an over easy egg!!!o my yumm...How many does the recipe make?

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  14. va rog mult, cite grame de bakon inseamna 4 felii??? imi place si ma atrage mult reteta! multumesc

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  15. Have you tried adding cheese to these???

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    1. I haven't, no, but a little grated aged Cheddar in there would be nice.

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  16. When I make biscuits and scones, I usually pat the dough into a square and use a knife to cut it. No waste and no tough little nuggets from overworked dough.

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  17. I think next time I'll got with a little more onion too! Gotta love the bacon/onion combo! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  18. Can be prepare the dove , and bake them the next day? Thank you.




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