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Cheddar-Bacon Drop Biscuits

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield 18 biscuits (serving size: 1 biscuit)
Add a savory bite to biscuits with sharp cheddar cheese and applewood-smoked bacon. Serve warm to bring out the salty notes.

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 applewood-smoked bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 91
  • caloriesfromfat 37 %
  • fat 3.7 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • monofat 0.8 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 2.8 g
  • carbohydrate 11.5 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 127 mg
  • calcium 32 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheese and bacon. Add milk and 1/4 cup water, stirring just until moist. Drop dough by 2 level tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 11 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.