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Maple, Bacon & Cheddar Biscuits

Maple, Bacon & Cheddar Biscuits

As a southern girl, I love biscuits…
and cheese…and bacon…and syrup. So, today I’m gonna make a maple, bacon
and Cheddar biscuit. And, I’m so excited. So, I’m gonna start off with…I’ve doubled the
recipe, because we’re taking them to a party. So, I’ve got 8 cups of flour. I have 2 teaspoons of baking soda. I’ve got 8 teaspoons of baking powder. And, I have 3 teaspoons of salt. Stir that together. And then, I’m gonna add 16 strips of bacon,
that I’ve already cooked and crumbled,… and 2 cups of Cheddar cheese. We use a mild Cheddar. But, you can use a sharp Cheddar; and, I think it
would be actually better, in my humble opinion. I’m going to mix all of this together. And then, I have three sticks of butter that were in
the freezer overnight. So, that’s a cup and a half of
butter, frozen, that we are going to grate into the bowl. That’s my grater. That’s why I have my cutting gloves on. Without them, I would cut my
fingers on my cheese grater. Just like this, we’re gonna grate the butter,
in small tiny pieces, into our mixture. You’ll see, this is why I use my cutting glove.
Because, when you get down to the ends, your
fingers are basically rubbing along the grates. And, the cutting glove makes sure that I don’t get cut. Alright. I think we’ve gotten all the butter we’re gonna get. So, I’m gonna use my hands and just
mix the butter in. So it’s pretty much like… coarse sand… with pea sized pieces in it,
between the butter and the bacon. But, you want it completely mixed throughout your flour. And, there we are. Now, I’m going to start on our wet ingredients. So,… I have three cups of buttermilk. And, I have eight tablespoons of maple syrup. I’m going to whisk these two together. Now, I’m going to pour my wet into my dry… and get a wooden spoon. We’re just going to stir this together. Alright. Now, I’m gonna clean up and, then, get a flower surface
working, so that we can start rolling out our biscuits. So, I’m gonna take my mat that
my wonderful husband bought me. I’m gonna sprinkle a little bit of flour on it. I’m gonna take just… a handful or two of dough. These gloves are not going to work. I’m
just going to get my hands dirty today. So, I’m going to knead the dough until all of the
flour is incorporated; and, it’s not so wet and sticky. Though, these are a sticky biscuit, which
is why we have to freeze them first. Alright. So, I’ve got my rolling pin. You want about a half an inch thick. Then, I have my two inch biscuit cutter. I’m just gonna make cuts and put
them on a parchment-lined pan. We’re gonna do this…We can fit about 12 per tray. And then, we’re gonna pop these
in the freezer for 15 minutes. And, while that’s happening, we’re
gonna preheat our oven to 450 degrees. So, we’re gonna pop these in the freezer
for 15 minutes, preheat our oven to
450 degrees and, then, we’ll be back. So, our biscuits have been in the freezer
for 15 minutes. Now, we’re gonna pop them
into a 450 degree oven for about 16 minutes. So, our maple bacon cheddar biscuits
took about 13 minutes instead of 16. I was checking on them often. They were golden brown, so I
pulled him out of the oven quickly. The last step for our biscuits is that I have
four tablespoons of maple syrup, again. And, I have four tablespoons of melted
butter. And, I’m just going to combine,… ’till we get maple butter. And then, I’m gonna take just a regular pastry brush. And, I’m going to brush the tops of each biscuit. Just a little extra oomph in that, the maple flavor. And, there they are, ready to serve.

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