These biscuits are quite possibly the best thing I have ever made. I had to stop after each bite to say “Oh My God!” – that is how good they are. A few bites worked better than Advil Cold & Sinus to help me forget about the phlegm in my throat and pounding sinus headache. These biscuits are miracle workers. A Cozy Kitchen has become one of my favorite food blogs recently, and after discovering this recipe, I think it has moved to my #1 spot. Here is the blog if you want to check it out A Cozy Kitchen. And after you’re done doing that, go make these biscuits! Its like a delicious pancake with syrup and bacon all rolled up into a perfect little package. My puppies were very jealous watching me eat. Oh and make sure you use good quality maple syrup, if the bottle is shaped like a woman, it’s most likely not good quality – spend a few extra bucks for the good stuff.
For the Biscuits:
- 6 slices of bacon (I made 7 so the spoiled puppies could have a piece)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 sticks of very cold butter (12 Tablespoons), cubed
- 1/2 cup cold and shaken buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 egg, beaten with a tablespoon of milk or water (egg wash)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Cook the bacon either by baking or frying. Cozy kitchen recommended baking it so that’s what I did. To bake, preheat the oven to 400F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the bacon side-by-side on the sheet. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until crispy. Drain the bacon on paper towels. Once cooled, chop it up into about 1/2-inch pieces, and set aside.
2. Increase the oven temperature to 450F
3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Working quickly, add the cubed butter and break it up with your hands (or if you have one of those handy dandy pastry cutters use that) until all of the butter is broken into little bits.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Add the buttermilk mixture, maple syrup and chopped bacon to the flour mixture. Mix until barely combined.
5. Lightly dust your counter or a large cutting board with flour and dump the dough onto it. Knead a few times (maybe 4 or 5) until the dough comes together. Press or gently roll the dough into a 1-inch thickness. Cut out biscuits using a 2-inch cutter (or if you don’t have one, use a drinking glass like I did) and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
6. Brush the tops of the biscuits with egg wash and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until puffed up and golden brown.
7. For the maple glaze, add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until completely combined. Pour a generous amount of glaze over warm biscuits and serve – YUM!!
Source: A Cozy Kitchen