Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits with Chocolate Syrup. Hmmm… is it a brunch? Or is it a dessert? I’ll let you decide….
It’s a new year, a new month, and a new time for a new look (and name) here at Brunch-n-Bites, as well as the kick off for the National Sunday Supper Month. A few months ago I did a reader’s survey, gathering ideas for a new name for this blog. Although some people had complimented the name, but for me, it just didn’t feel right. I have been meaning to change the name for a long time. The only thing holding me back was sheer terror. I was terrified and afraid of losing readers, losing followers, losing credibility, and losing, losing, losing.
Thankfully, after talking to a few good blog friends – who obviously have more years of experience than me – about my fears and desires, I regain my confidence. There’s a laundry list of other reasons why I wanted to change my blog name but to keep this post short and sweet, I’ll touch on that another time. Obviously, there are still some minor construction works on this site, so there will be a bit of changes going on over the next few months, but the content will. not. change. one. bit! Please, please, PLEASE, don’t, for a second, think that the quality will somehow take a dive for the worst and stop reading because of that! My sincerest hope is that you’ll continue on this delicious journey with me. I’ll still be the same person, same wit, same style, just with a different name and a swanky new layout. (And really, it’s just a teeny tiny name change!) It’ll be FUN!
Now, let’s move on to this Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits. I still remembered the first time I had my first chocolate bacon few years ago. It was weird, like, really weird. Bacon and chocolate? How could that be possible. And soon after that, bacon ice cream was born. I was excited to try it but had to stop after only a few licks. It’s just so wrong… and awful, and that made me appreciate chocolate bacon better. Soon enough, my perception changed after I had this Nutella BLT Sandwich and I must say bacon and chocolate can make a perfect duet, especially when it’s paired with my homemade chocolate syrup.
Initially, I thought that biscuits making is hard but I managed to prove it wrong. As I browsed through some recipes, I was quite surprised to see how simple the process is. The main ingredients are always three: flour, buttermilk, and fat or butter. The rest are additional ingredients that some don’t even include in their recipe. But, oh boy, I failed at my first attempt. The taste was there but texture-wise was miserable. Turned out there are so many steps and details that you can’t miss in making biscuits. For example, you need to make sure they stay together, next to one another, when you bake them in the oven. That way, they will help each other to rise. And the same thing goes with butter. You need to keep the butter cold so it doesn’t ruin the biscuit. And in order to do that… you need to grate the butter and be sure to stir it using a spatula and not your hand. Talking about Biscuits 101 here….
I consider this Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits a treat not only because I haven’t had real bacon since… I can’t remember when, but because it is buttery layery magical. If your family has a cherished buttermilk biscuits recipe, I’d love to hear about it. If not, now’s the time to try this bacon buttermilk biscuits. Eat the biscuits by themselves, or add chocolate!
- 2 cups a.p. flour + more for flouring board and cutter
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 tbs cold butter, grated
- 5 slabs bacon, cut into bits
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Bacon bits: Place the cut bits into a cast iron pan. Cook for just a couple of minutes over medium high heat on the stove to heat the pan and separate any chunks of bacon.Transfer the cast iron pan to the oven and bake at 425F for 25 – 30 minutes. Discard the fat and set aside.
- Biscuits: Add flour to a mixing bowl and mix in grated butter using a spatula. Put it back in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 450F and light spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Slowly pour in buttermilk and bacon bits. Stir gently until just combined and do not overmix.
- Transfer biscuit dough onto a floured board. Gently knead two or three times. Roll dough out to ½ inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter has been dipped in flour.
- Place biscuits onto prepared baking sheet pan and bake about 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve with chocolate syrup.
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- Caramel Apple Rice Krispies Treats from Pies and Plots
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