Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Things are looking up
Cheddar-Bacon Drop Biscuits
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9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3 1/2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese I used Cabot's 50% light sharp Cheddar
2 applewood-smoked bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk I used reduced-fat
1/4 cup water
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheese and bacon. Add milk and 1/4 cup water, stirring just until moist. Drop dough by 2 level tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. I made them with my 1/4 cup scoop. Bake at 400° for 11 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Yield:18 biscuits (serving size: 1 biscuit)
Calories (for the smaller size biscuit) :91 (37% from fat)Fat:3.7g (sat 2.2g,mono 0.8g,poly 0.1g) Protein:2.8g
Carbohydrate:11.5g Fiber:0.4g Cholesterol:10mg Iron:0.7mg Sodium:127mg Calcium:32mg
I love biscuits and I had some buttermilk and some applewood smoked bacon in the fridge so this recipe was perfect for me. I did make them bigger since the fluffy inside of a biscuit is my favorite part and I knew I would eat at least two of the smaller biscuits. I was worried they would be lackluster but they weren't. They weren't a top-of-the-line fluffy, fatty biscuit but they had enough butter and the bit of bacon and cheese added enough umpf to these that they were firmly in the pretty good category.
We had the best corn last night too, picked up from one of the local trucks. I made a chicken recipe that turned out good as well (you'll hear about that soon). Yes, things are improving.
Question of the Day: How often do you buy bacon? I only buy it occasionally for use in recipes. I don't remember the last time I made bacon just to eat bacon. We rarely eat a proper breakfast.