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 am by no means a baker - measuring and precision in the kitchen are not my favourites. For anyone who says they don't like to bake, these biscuits are as easy as it gets!
These biscuits were made in my Lodge cast iron skillet, which is a kitchen favourite around here. It is great for its versatility, especially for low-fuss biscuits and bread, just like these cheddar scallion bacon biscuits! If you would prefer to use a baking dish, go for it!
Foolproof Biscuit Dough Making
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.
Now, I have a tip for you that will cut down the "cutting in" process. Freeze your butter, and grate it. Incorporate that grated butter into your flour, and loosely combine it. This is the easiest method for those who do not have pastry cutters or food processors. You will end up with beautiful pieces of butter throughout the dough, which will result in FLAKES!
The Process of Making Layers
Let me preface by saying, forgive me, as I did not take process photos of folding over the dough. You will want to follow a process like this one (I found this to be a great visual of folding biscuits). This process gives you some great, flakey layers!
Cheddar Scallion Bacon Biscuits
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour ?
- 2 ½ tbsp baking powder ?
- 1 ½ tsp salt ?
- 1 ½ tsp garlic powder ?
- 1 stick unsalted butter cut into cubes - make sure it is COLD!
- 1 cup cold half and half cream ?
- ¼ 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 ½ 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 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter, and ENJOY!