makes twelve biscuits

For the biscuits:?
6 slices bacon?
3 tablespoons of Grade A maple syrup?
3 cups all-purpose flour?
4 teaspoons baking powder?
1 teaspoon baking soda?
3 tablespoons sugar?
1 pinch Kosher salt?
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small cubes, chilled?
1 cup buttermilk?
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese?
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives

For the whipped maple butter:
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened?
3 tablespoons grade A maple syrup?
pinch of kosher salt

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Place bacon slices flat on a roasting tray and cook in the oven for 7-8 minutes. When brown and crispy, remove from oven and use a pastry brush to glaze with maple syrup. When cool, finely chop up into small pieces and set aside.

In a food processor combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Pulse until well combined then add cold butter cubes. Pulse until the butter is well incorporated. Add cheddar cheese, chives and bacon then pulse again until evenly mixed. Add buttermilk to moisten dough and fold together.

Drop 1/2 cup sized balls of dough on a lined sheet tray spacing them about 1-1/2 inches apart from one another. Bake for 17 minutes until golden brown.

Combine softened butter, salt and maple syrup in a large bowl and whisk together. Scrape into a ramekin and cool in refrigerator. Serve with warm biscuits.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Gail Simmons, for Huffington Post, October 27, 2011

Originally posted 2013-07-26 01:05:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Tomato Bacon Cups

Here’s one I haven’t seen before and it is incredibly easy!!

photo via Matt McKeon, Times Daily

Tomato Bacon Cups!

Not only do I have the recipe for you, but there’s VIDEO too…so there is NO REASON for you not to try this recipe yourself.

Tomato Bacon Cups


1 small tomato, finely chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup real bacon bits (As always, replace “bacon bits” with actual bacon you make then chop…)
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, separated into 10 biscuits


In a small bowl, combine the tomato, mayonnaise, bacon, cheese, onion and basil; set aside.
Split each biscuit into three layers; press each layer into an ungreased miniature muffin cup.
Spoon tomato mixture into cups.
Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm.

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen

via the “TimesDaily“ in Alabama.

Originally posted 2010-02-03 13:16:45.

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