Friday, June 11, 2010

Say Cheese!

A few weekends ago I tried a recipe for Cheddar-Bacon Biscuits that is adapted from a cookbook by James Villas called Pig: King of the Southern Table. When something calls for bacon, extra sharp cheddar, and lard -- it cannot be a bad thing. You had me at bacon.

I love cheese. Cheese is my friend. I love cheese of many variety, but in a recipe like this one it's best to use the old stand-by, extra sharp cheddar. I don't bother using anything but extra sharp -- you might as well be using colby.

I would have taken a picture of the bacon, but my "assistant" slightly overcooked it. Definitely not one for the "family album, but it did not affect the flavor of the biscuits.

The biscuits were small, but I think this is due to the amount of cheese used in the recipe. When I was mixing the dough I felt like there was more cheese than dough. Again, not a bad thing, but I was worried how they would cook through with all that cheese.
Overall the biscuits were good, but the recipe made almost 4 dozen and we ended up giving some away. We scrambled up some eggs to serve with the biscuits and made mini biscuit sandwiches, which were tasty. Tastier: slather some butter on these bad boys....mmmmmm.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yeah...must make these STAT!! Seriously, YUM. But you're gonna make me hunt down the recipe. Cruel ;)