Forget the bland kind that come in a tube; these Homemade Bacon Cheddar Chive Biscuits are flaky, buttery, and everything homemade biscuits should be.
One of the first recipes I ever made was these Homemade Bacon Cheddar Chive Biscuits. I was 21 and J and I were newly married, living in a tiny apartment in Jackson. This was before the days of Pinterest, so much of what I made came from Google or from actual cookbooks.
I remember first making these biscuits in our little kitchen, with its one narrow drawer and its burners that refused to heat evenly. I was so new to cooking and baking then; every recipe was precisely followed because I wasn’t confident enough to make even the smallest changes. Over the years, though, I’ve adapted this recipe, adding the chives and tweaking the process. The result, these Homemade Bacon Cheddar Chive Biscuits, are just as satisfying to make now as they were all those years ago.
Homemade Bacon Cheddar Chive Biscuits
2 cups flour
1 tbs baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup cold butter, diced
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
6 slices bacon, cooked and diced
4 chives, diced
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix in the diced butter until pieces are pea-sized. Add heavy cream and egg and mix just until mixture is moist throughout. Add cheese, bacon, and chives and mix just until well incorporated.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Sprinkle the top of the dough with more flour and roll dough into a large circle, about a quarter to a half inch thick. Use a drinking glass or a round cookie cutter to cut biscuits from the dough. Place biscuits on parchment-lined baking sheet and brush with beaten egg.
Bake for 16-20 minutes, until tops of biscuits are golden.
Tools I Used
- I sometimes substitute green onion for the chives and it works well.
- Freshly grated cheese works best in this recipe.
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