Bacon-Cheese Biscuits

There’s really nothing better than a freshly baked biscuit. But add bacon and cheddar, and you have something truly extraordinary. Prepare a batch to compliment your next dinner, as a morning treat or—well, really there’s no bad time for these.

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Serves 12 muffins
10 strips bacon, fried and cut into 1/4-inch horizontal pieces, then halved
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
 1/4  cup  dehydrated onions *
 1/2  cup  Crisco shortening
 1  cup  milk
 1  cup  sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

*Find dehydrated onions in the spice section of your local supermarket.


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silt pad. Pre-heat oven to 425°F.

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper and onions until incorporated.
  2. Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or two knives.
  3. Stir in the milk, cheese and bacon until just combined. Be careful not over mix.
  4. Form the biscuits using a 2 1/4-inch ice cream scoop or 1/4-cup measuring cup and place on the baking sheet. Note: You should end up with 12 biscuits. If you overfill the scoop or cup, expect about 9 biscuits.
  5. Set the baking sheet on the center oven rack of the pre-heated oven.
  6. Bake for 20–22 minutes or until biscuits are a pale golden color.
  7. Serve warm.
Preparation Time: 
Approximately 35 minutes with bacon fried beforehand.