Thursday, January 1, 2015

Maple Bacon Biscuit Bake

Another year over and a new one starting. After a great night with friends and us sleeping in, I made breakfast for us. Nothing new lately. We've been having a lot of eggs lately and I wanted to make something amazing to go along with eggs.

With BP and his dad still sleeping, I got up and showered and then started breakfast. This is something I've wanted to make for a long time but just haven't seemed to get around to it. Today was the day I was finally making it. I didn't  even tell BP what was for breakfast just went downstairs and got to making it. 

Now I have to say, it did take me longer than I thought it would. I didn't prep like I normally do for when I bake - mistake on my part. I highly suggest getting everything ready before you start and that way you're not behind and this will move along quickly. But once I got going it picked up pace and before I knew it they were baking away in the oven and I was cooking eggs. 

The smell of these in the oven was mouth watering.  I couldn't wait for them to get out of the oven. 10 minutes seemed like forever.

When it was (finally) ready I cut a piece and snuck a quick taste - you know, strictly for quality control. Oh man was this better than I could of ever imagined. I quickly made a plate for all 3 of us and it was time to eat. To say this was a hit in our house would be an understatement. BP's dad is the biggest fan of this. So much so that he's already requested it again. 

Maple Bacon Biscuit Bake
Makes one 9"round pan 

1 lb bacon, cooked and chopped into small chunks
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp melted butter 

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1 cup cold milk


1.  Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Lightly grease pan and set aside.

2.  Make topping. Cook bacon and then chop into small pieces (1/2" or slightly smaller). Combine bacon with brown sugar, flour, maple syrup and butter. Mix well to combine. Pour mixture into prepared dish and flatten out so mixture is evenly spread over bottom of pan. Set aside. 

3.  Make biscuits. Whisk dry ingredients together in a small bowl. Add in butter and work butter into mixture until it is crumbly. Add milk and stir together to make sticky dough. 

4.  Scoop heaping tablespoons (using a cookie scoop works perfect here) on top of topping later. 

5.  Bake for 10 minutes. Turn oven off and leave biscuits in oven for 5-10 minutes more, until they are golden brown on top. 

6.  Remove from oven and immediate turn pan over onto a large plate. Lift pan off and scrape any topping left off bottom of pan. Cut or pull apart biscuits and serve. 

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