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Bacon Cheddar Biscuit Recipe

Here's our newest recipe we added to Foodie. com. For you bacon lovers out there (like my husband, David), this bacon cheddar biscuit recipe is for you!

Plus, they're quick. You can do the whole thing in under 30 minutes. You just use a measuring cup to shape the dough into biscuits,  then drop them on a cookie sheet, no rolling needed, which is definitely a time-saver.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 c grated cheddar cheese (loosely packed)
  • 1/2 c chopped bacon slices (3 – 4 strips)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 c buttermilk
INSTRUCTIONS:

Cook the bacon ahead of time. I like to bake it at 400 degrees on a cookie sheet for about 15 minutes until crisp. When the bacon is done, turn the oven up to 475 for the biscuits.

Now go ahead and melt the stick of butter so it has time to cool before you mix it in.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, and salt into a large mixing bowl.

Whisk until the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Chop the bacon into 1/2 inch strips. There will be lots of crumbly bits — that’s great – use it all!

Toss the bacon and cheese into the dry ingredients and mix.

In a separate bowl, add one cup of buttermilk, and pour in the melted butter (it should be close to room temperature at this point). The butter will start to clump up in the cold buttermilk — don’t worry, that’s normal.

Pour the butter/buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients, and mix with a spatula, just until it all comes together.

Scoop out the dough with a lightly oiled 1/4 cup measuring cup. It is the perfect size, and also will make a nice disc shape. You can fit 3 across on a cookie sheet (12 total). They’ll spread, but just a little bit. I use an ungreased silpat to line the cookie sheet.

Cook them for about 12 minutes, until they start to brown. And voila!

What I love about these biscuits is the smokiness the bacon brings to these light, airy biscuits.  If you’re having guests over for brunch, I recommend making these biscuits. They could easily be the star of the show. Plus, they make your house smell so good!

If you make some, please send photos to jillian(at)catchmyparty.com. I'd love to see how yours turned out.

 

{RECIPE} Steel Cut Oatmeal Scones with Dried Plums... Yum!

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to share our favorite Irish scone recipe.

What's great about these scones is they are made with steel cut oats so they have a rich nutty flavor and a springy texture, almost like al dente pasta.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried plums (or any other fruit you'd like)
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon heavy cream
  • sanding sugar
Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a small bowl, stir the oats and buttermilk together. Let stand for 25 minutes. (If you want extra oat flavor, before combining, toast the oats in a skillet on low heat until they brown, or in an oven for 30 minutes at 300 degrees.)

In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and dried plums.

Add the butter and with a pastry blender or your fingers, work in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in the oats and buttermilk. Don't overmix.

Pat the dough into a round flat circle about 8 inches in diameter.

Mix the egg and teaspoon of cream together in a small bowl. Then using a pastry (or basting) brush, coat the top of the dough.

Sprinkle sanding sugar over the top. I like a lot of sugar, but it's up to you.

Cut into 8 slices and place on cookie sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the tops start to brown.

Serve them warm with cream, butter, and jam. Enjoy! (You can see my daughter did!)

If you make some, please take photos and send them to me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love to see how yours turned out.

 

 

RECIPE: The Best Nutty, Crunchy, Not-too-Sweet Granola

I was approached by Activa Harvest Picks to come up with a recipe that would compliment their fruit flavored yogurts. So the first thing I did was buy some Harvest Picks and try it.

I tasted the strawberry and peach flavors and I thought they were fruity (I like the little pieces of real fruit inside), creamy, tangy, sweet, and quite yummy. If you like fruit flavored yogurt, I definitely think you should try this. My husband is now a convert.

My goal was to come up with a granola recipe that would compliment the yogurt perfectly. I wanted it to be crunchy, nutty, flavorful, and not too sweet (but sweet enough), as not to overpower the yogurt. And guess what? I think I achieved it. My secret is the added salt in addition to the honey and brown sugar. I must say, this really brings out the flavors.

This granola is so simple to make and so delicious don't be surprised if you never want store-bought again.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (if you love coconut, add 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Activia Harvest Picks yogurt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, flax seeds coconut, salt, and brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, combine the honey and oil.

Combine both mixtures.

Pour the granola onto a 2" sheet pan. Spread out evenly.

Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to brown.

Pour your yogurt in a bowl or mug, top with granola and enjoy!! Yum!!

Warning: Don't leave the granola on your counter. My husband and I finished off the entire bowl in a day and a half.

New Activia Harvest Picks is a deliciously fruity and silky smooth yogurt. You will enjoy a Harvest of real fruit in every silky spoonful.

Compensation was provided by Activia via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Activia.

Our Free Father's Day Printables in Action...

Check this out... Cook, Make and Laugh posted on Facebook photos of their Father's Day breakfast using our FREE printables from Love Party Printables.

Looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

If you use any of our Father's Day printables, please send photos, I'd love to post them!

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