Ingredients

How to make it

  • Brown off diced bacon until browned and crisp. Remove from heat and let come to room temperature. Do not let the bacon grease set up...but you don't want to melt the blended butter and shortening in the biscuit mix either, when added.
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  • Preheat oven to 450 F.
  • Add flour, baking powder, cayenne and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to combine thorougly.
  • Add cheese and stir to coat with flour mixture.
  • Cube shortening and unsalted butter into 1/4" cubes.
  • Add to flour mixture and crumble together until mixture resembles coarse corn meal.
  • Add the chives, bacon and residual bacon grease and stir thoroughly.
  • Add the buttermilk and stir until flour mixture is almost absorbed.
  • Lightly flour counter surface. Dump mix in bowl and knead 6-8 times to get tacky, but somewhat smooth. **Do NOT overknead or it will make your biscuits tough - not good. You only want to handle this until it comes together...
  • Flatten dough by hand or by rolling pin until about 1/2 " thick - cut with 3" cutter. Keep reforming the dough (don't overwork...) until you use it up.
  • Place on greased cooking sheet..
  • Bake at preheated 450 F oven for 15-17 minutes or until nicely browned.
  • When these came out of the oven, I brushed with melted unsalted butter.
  • So good!

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    " It was good "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Scrambled eggs on the side and you have a complete meal.
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  • choclytcandy 5 years ago
    oooweee
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Well Vickie I can no wait to try these babies out as soon as possible. I think they would go well with anything. That extra cayanne is the key ingredient so i wil be sure to add enough to keep this recipe true to the creators own.

    five forks for Vichie

    Michael
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    " It was excellent "
    lexluv101 ate it and said...
    I love biscuit recipes, can't wait to try this one.
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    " It was excellent "
    sas ate it and said...
    Made these for Mother's Day yesterday along with Heart Attack Baked Potato Casserole, chicken marsala, ciabetta bread, cauliflower casserole, hearty salad and ganache cake with raspberry sauce. I still can't eat and it's Monday.
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  • lunasea 6 years ago
    See variation below - tasty!
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  • lunasea 6 years ago
    Thanks to everyone - I appreciate it!

    Smiles,
    ~Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    it looks good.thx for ur post.yummmy..
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  • conner909 6 years ago
    This looks really tasty, Vickie! Have bookmarked it!
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    " It was excellent "
    rml ate it and said...
    Beautiful! Thanks for a great post.
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  • cathyp 6 years ago
    This sounds wonderful!!! I'll have to try one weekend. My husband will love these.

    Cathy
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  • lunasea 6 years ago
    Thanks for much for the wonderful comments and ratings on my Spicy Bacon Cheese And Chive Biscuits - you're all so great! I'm really proud of these babies as I had been messing with this recipe for a week or so to find the biscuit I was really looking for. I tried minced jalapeno peppers at first and got an *okay* biscuit with the bacon, cheese and chives - but the jalapeno added very little flavor or heat to the party. So, I set my eyes on the cayenne at that point and was tickled at the flavor, the level of heat and the nice reddish hue it gave to the biscuits. I hope you all like them as much as I did....and they do reheat well.

    And Grandmommy/Denise - thanks so much for your flour suggestion. Great input, dear - and I will be checking that out as well. =)

    Thanks again everyone! *hugs*
    ~ Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Vickie, what a stunning biscuit!!! Who-eeee! Have to make these for the picky sister and just wow her. Great post. Grandmommy, thanks for the hint on the wheat flour sub. Again, stunning post, dear one.
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    " It was excellent "
    grandmommy ate it and said...
    Hi Vickie! Made 'em, ate 'em, loved 'em! You should sell this recipe to one of those really good restaurants who have great food but always have lousy bread service! They could learn something from you! I used Prairie Gold Flour, it is a white whole wheat that behaves as a white flour but the health benefits of whole wheat. You really can't tell the difference between the two. Something kochhexe might consider. You get a 5 on this one!
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  • debra47 6 years ago
    What a delicious sounding recipe! Will have to get some buttermilk and make this week.
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    " It was excellent "
    kochhexe ate it and said...
    ohh! i am reading this before breakfast - and used up all my bacon yesterday. drat! what a great idea. i am sure these bisquits will go heavenly with some cheese while still warm, too.
    hugs to you....i am not permitted white flour but i will be sure to sin once in a while with these :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    grandmommy ate it and said...
    Yum! I have to try this on my son-in-law. He loves heat and biscuits. This may be the bread I make to go with his birthday dinner next week.
    So you think 3t. of cayenne is ok? I know the fat in the recipe will calm things down a bit. The smoked paprika sounds very interesting.
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  • sirshawnthebrewer 6 years ago
    Sounds so good...:)
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