Thursday, February 11, 2010

Biscuit with Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives

I felt I needed to post this recipe immediately - before everyone finalized plans for their valentine's day menus.  If you need bread, a side, want to make your honey brunch or what have you - stop what you're doing and make these biscuits!

I know what you're thinking...biscuits aren't chocolate, they don't scream romance, they're rustic and a little misshapen (at least mine are).  It doesn't matter.  They are delicious, tender, and filled with bacon, cheddar and chives.  Most of the men I know would go gaga for these.  Rafe actually called them 'tremendous'.

Last weekend Rafe made his usual pilgrimidge to the library, and I snuggled up with my bon-appetit for an hour or so.  I saw the picture of these biscuits in the magazine and knew I MUST add the ingredients to the grocery list. 



I've tried to make biscuits before - and I've always failed miserably.  Biscuits used to be my white-whale...but these were super easy to prepare.  Toss the dry ingredients in the food processor, add in your butter.  Add to a bowl with the chopped bacon, shredded cheese and chives - add buttermilk and bake.  Super simple!

I brought them to dinner at my parent's house - and they were gobbled up.  The combination of the salty pork, the creamy cheesy and the oniony chives are an obvious win-win-win.  I have one left that I'm saving for breakfast for my birthday tomorrow.

The recipe is featured on epicurious....BISCUITS Just a note - if you live near a whole foods pick up their black forest bacon - its outrageous.  The recipe calls for 6 strips of bacon - so ask the butcher for 8....Just in case you're anything like me and cannot resist crispy bacon.

2 comments:

  1. Ha! I dog-eared that recipe immediately when I got that issue of BA! It's so good to know that they are as delicious as they look! I'll definitely be making them soon.

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  2. Anyone who thinks bacon and cheese neatly packaged into a biscuit doesn't scream romance is nuts! These look awesome..

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