Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bacon biscuits

Bacon biscuits, originally uploaded by Adventures of Pam & Frank.

There is no law against putting butter on top of a bacon biscuit, so I have not committed any crime here.

3c all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1Tb sugar
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 c fat - most recipes call for shortening or butter; I used only bacon fat
1 1/4 c buttermilk

Sift the dry ingredients together. Cut in fat with a pastry blender until the mixture has a coarse sandy texture. Add the liquid and stir with a fork until just moistened.

Turn out onto floured surface (will be very sticky) and knead only about 3 or 4 times until mixture holds together.

Use a rolling pin and roll to about 1 inch thick. Cut into rounds with biscuit cutter or large drinking glass. Try to cut as many rounds as possible from the dough because biscuits made from the second rolling will not be as tender or flaky. You want to handle the dough as little as possible.

Place cut rounds onto flat, ungreased baking pan and bake in a hot oven (450F) for about 10 minutes.

Serve hot.

Try them split, spread with butter, and drizzled with pancake syrup.
Go ahead, it's not illegal... yet.

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