So, we can all agree that any kind of baked good is a win, right? Throw in some cheese? Even better! Cheddar scallion bacon biscuits? WINNER!
I will preface this recipe by saying that I am by no means a baker – measuring and precision in the kitchen are not my favourites. I will say, however, that for anyone who says they don’t like to bake, these biscuits are as easy as it gets!
I made these biscuits in my Lodge cast iron skillet, which you will see I turn to a lot in the kitchen. It is great for its versatility, especially for low-fuss biscuits and bread, just like these cheddar scallion bacon biscuits!
The easiest way to make biscuits or any kind of dough that requires cold butter, is to pulse the dough in a food processor. This eliminates the possibility of heat from your hands melting the butter, and usually gets the job done relatively fast. Alternatively, you can use a pastry cutter, which also does a great job of ensuring the butter is cold and in small pieces.
Cheddar Scallion Bacon BiscuitsCourse: Side DishesDifficulty: Medium
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tbsp of baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 stick of unsalted butter cut into cubes – make sure it is COLD!
1 cup cold half and half cream
1/4 cup crisped bacon, chopped
1 stalk scallion, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix dry ingredients together. You can also do this in a food processor.
- Add the cubes of butter, and either pulse or cut the butter in until it resembles little pebbles or coarse crumbs.
- Pour the milk in, and mix the mixture together lightly. It will not be very cohesive, but that is what you are looking for!
- Add the cheese, scallions and bacon, and mix lightly. Pour the mixture onto a flat workspace, and bring the mixture together in a square.
- You will then start folding the dough to make layers. Take one side and fold it into the middle, and fold the other side on top. Turn that horizontally, flatten out, and repeat three times. If you have ever seen a video of croissants being made, think of that folding technique!
- Flatten the dough until approximately 1-1 1/2 inches thick, and using any round cutter, cut the biscuits.
- Arrange the biscuits in a cast iron skillet, and brush with some cream. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter, and ENJOY!