Thursday, February 23, 2012

Savory Biscuits

My husband and I love the breakfast sandwiches at Jack in the Box.  Since we've moved to the east coast and we don't have Jack in the Box; I've been on a mission to find a biscuit that would be enough to fill in for an "at home" breakfast sandwich.  I found a recipe of Paula Deen's biscuits but have adapted it to what I hope will be super tasty for our family!  Click on the link for Paula's recipe. :-)

It makes 12 good sized biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small bits *See hint*
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 
1/3 cup crumbled crispy bacon, cooled
1/4 cup dried onion
1 cup soured milk (I used 2/3 cup sour cream and 1/3 cup milk)


Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 425°F. Grease a baking sheet with butter, oil, or cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. (I used my hands but a pastry cutter would work or even 2 knives) Add 1 cup of the Cheddar, dried onion, bacon to the flour mixture and toss to combine. Gently add the milk mixture into the flour mixture until all of the flour is moistened. *Do Not OverMix!*
Form into biscuit shape..handling them as little as you can. Bake until light golden brown and firm to the touch, 13 to 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
*HINT* You can also cut the stick of butter to 6 tablespoons (a stick is 8 Tablespoons)  freeze the butter and then grate into the mixture.  I keep a couple sticks of butter in the freezer to have on hand.

Taste Test: I think they taste AWESOME! buttery and fluffy. My husband didn't like the bacon in the biscuit and said if I had left those out...would be even better than JIB.

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