Apple-Smoked Bacon and Cheese Drop Biscuits
These delicious biscuits supposedly beat all the competition at the Texas State Fair. Whether they won that contest or not, they’ve sure won a place in our home and I think they’ll become real popular, real fast in your home as well!
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons sugar
6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch chunks
6 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, coarsely grated (if you can’t find smoked Gouda, plain will work)
5 strips apple-smoked bacon, cooked and cut up into oversized bacon bits (regular smoked bacon will work)
1 cup well shaken buttermilk
¼ cup butter, melted to brush on biscuits once they’re baked
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Blend in butter with fingertips or pastry knife until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in Gouda and bacon. Add buttermilk and stir until just combined.
Drop dough in 12 equal mounds about 2 inches apart onto a buttered, large baking sheet. Bake in middle of oven until golden brown, 18-20 minutes.
Brush with melted butter and serve ‘em while they’re hot!