The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was Google the word 'bacon'. Having all the ingredients on hand, this biscuit recipe from Betty Crocker not only satisfied my craving for bacon but is perfect for a lazy morning when you need immediate gratification without a lot of effort. In my 10 inch dutch oven, they baked for 15 minutes with 10 coals in a ring around the base of the oven and about 22-23 on the lid. Piling on the heat will help the biscuits to rise higher. I cheated by using a 2 ounce package of ready-cooked applewood bacon and as usual, added a little extra liquid for a wetter batter. The orange-honey butter is the perfect finishing touch and if you're a real bacon junkie, tuck a couple of slices between the biscuit halves for an exceptional way to start the day.
8 slices cooked bacon, drained and cut or crumbled into 1/2 inch pieces
1 1/4 cups baking mix (Bisquick)
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk OR half and half plus extra if needed
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 Tblsp orange marmalade
1 Tblsp honey
Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
In medium bowl, combine Bisquick, cornmeal, sugar and bacon.
Stir in milk OR half and half, adding more liquid if necessary, until soft dough forms.
Drop dough by 8 spoonfuls into prepared dutch oven.
Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
In small bowl, beat butter, marmalade and honey with whisk until blended.
Serve warm biscuits with orange-honey butter.
|Drop batter into well oiled dutch oven|