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Bacon, Cheese & Peppers Breakfast Biscuits Recipe

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There are few better things to enjoy during a delicious morning meal than a perfectly-baked, buttery, golden biscuit. And in this recipe, the perfect biscuit is made even better. Spicy jalapeño, sharp cheddar and smoky bacon combine to elevate this biscuit to a whole new level. It's amazing on its own or as part of a killer breakfast sandwich. With a batch of these, breakfast simply can't go wrong.

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Things You’ll Need

  • 2 cups self-rising flour

  • 6 tbs very cold unsalted butter, cubed

  • 1/2 cup + 3 tbs cold buttermilk, plus a bit extra for brushing

  • 1 large jalapeño, deseeded and chopped

  • 2 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese, plus a bit extra for sprinkling

  • 6 strips of cooked bacon, chopped

  • large bowl

  • pastry blender

  • rolling pin

  • 2'' biscuit cutter

  • baking sheet

  • parchment paper

  • pastry brush

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Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place flour and butter in a large bowl and using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour until it becomes the size of small peas.

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If you don't have a pastry blender, simply rub the cubed butter between your fingers until the butter breaks up into small pea-sized pieces.

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Add the shredded cheese, jalapeño and bacon, tossing a few times in the flour and butter mixture to coat.

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Drizzle the buttermilk over the flour mixture, tossing the flour mixture with a fork as you pour. Once all the buttermilk has been added, gently knead the dough a few times until a shaggy dough forms.

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Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface with all purpose flour. Roll or pat the dough into a 6" x 9'' rectangle. Cut rectangle into thirds and stack on top of one another.

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Roll the stacked pieces into a 5" x 8" rectangle that is about 3/4" thick. Use a 2" biscuit cutter to cut out 8-9 biscuits, gathering and reshaping scraps as necessary.

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Dip the biscuit cutter into some flour in between cuts to reduce sticking.

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Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet, with 1" spacing between them. Brush the tops with a little buttermilk and a light sprinkle of cheese.

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Step 7

Bake the biscuits for 14-16 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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