My life is really crazy these days. I’m moving soon and managing more problems than usual at work, all while trying to be a good parent and blogger. Life is hard right now. I’m writing this from work right now at 6 AM on a Saturday morning, trying to catch up. But instead of focusing on work, I’m thinking about biscuits. Not just any biscuits, but the easiest, most delicious biscuits ever. So easy that I can make them even if I get home from work late. And at the end of a long day, there are few things better than these Easy Cheesy Bacon Biscuits.
A quick note on work: I love my work. Really, I do. I work in manufacturing operations and I get to see products being built. How cool is that, right? And I get to be bossy professionally. Are any of you Ops people?
Back to biscuits. I love biscuits. To be honest, I love any white starch. (With the exception of polenta. Does polenta count?) I know that some people are gifted with a talent for making biscuits. I don’t have that talent. But the beauty of these biscuits is that they don’t require any real talent. Just the ability to dump a whole bunch of stuff in a bowl and stir. This is adapted from an Amish365 recipe, and you can find that here.
A note on ingredients: I’m a bit ashamed to admit it, but I’ve been using pre-cooked bacon in this recipe. Specifically, the mega packs of sliced, pre-cooked bacon found in the refrigerator section at Costco. My preference is always for freshly fried thick-cut bacon, but pre-cooked is perfect for this recipe. As for the cheese, it always tastes better when you grate it yourself, but it will take you a bit longer. I guess that’s a bit misleading considering the photo shows diced cheese, but that is only because my cheese grater is packed. But I learned that chunks of cheese give you more of the crispy cheese sticking out of the side of the biscuits. Kinda brilliant.
|20 Minute Cheesy Bacon Biscuits|| |
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 1 cup buttermilk (well shaken!)
- 8 oz monterey jack cheese, shredded or diced small
- 3 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped small
- 2-3 green onions, sliced thin
- cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large bowl
- Add in canola and buttermilk and mix well
- Stir in cheese, bacon and onion
- Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray or line the pan with parchment or silpat
- Use the cooking spray to coat a ¼ cup measuring scoop and use that to measure the dough
- Drop biscuits about a 1.5 inches apart
- Bake 10-15 minutes, or until golden