Monday, August 19, 2013

Week 33: Bacon-Cheddar Biscuits

Inspired by Lizard from Debora Geary's "WitchLight" trilogy.

The Recipe
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt*
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
8 strips bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 egg

Heat the oven to 225C.

In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, paprika, and onion powder. Mix to blend then add the milk, butter, bacon and cheese. Mix gently. The dough will be wet and sticky. Using a table spoon, portion the batter onto a baking sheet, leaving an inch or so around each biscuit.

In a small bowl, beat the egg with a splash of water and then brush this mixture on the top of each biscuit. Bake in the oven until the biscuits are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of one comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes.

* Probably optional.

The Verdict
I had one straight out of the oven, and three the following day for breakfast. They're better warm than cool, but taste great either way. It's really odd how you can't really taste the bacon or cheese in any distinct way - they just combine to give the biscuits an overall savoury taste. Next time I think I'll make them either without salt completely or with less salt - I thought they turned out a tad on the salty side. Besides, bacon is salty enough as it is!

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