Saturday, August 17, 2013

Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

On my last trip to Seattle, we stopped at a small cafe on the way to Chateaux Ste Michelle Winery and among so many choices of pastries, I chose this biscuit ... and it did taste as good as it looks.
I liked it so much, that I ventured to do at home.
Easy and very tasty.

7 slices of bacon
3 cup flour
3 tablespoon of sugar
4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, diced
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature

Preheat the oven to 425ºF / 215ºC.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Fry the bacon until crisp. Dry on paper towels. Or make in the microwave.
Chop and set aside.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large bowl.
Using a food processor or fingers to incorporate the cold butter to the dry ingredients until mixture resembles. Add the cheddar cheese, fresh chives and bacon, mixing to evenly distribute the ingredients.
Add buttermilk and stir to moisten the dough.

Use 1/2 cup as a measure, place the dough in the pan, giving 3cm away from each other.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Serve hot, with butter and coffee.

Credits: Cooking Channel