I love baking, but I definitely prefer the savory over the sweet so I don’t get to do it enough. This is the cure for what ails me. These are totally worth getting up a little early to make, and they don’t even take that long. Great for houseguests, but worthy of any lazy Saturday morning.
Start by frying up 2-3 slices bacon. Turn your oven on to 400. While the bacon is cooking, make some coffee and start your dough: Combine 2 cups flour with 1/2t baking soda and 1/4t salt. Using a pastry tool or two knifes, cut in 3 1/2 T cubed, chilled butter. Mix in your bacon (crumbled of course) and about 1/3 cup (or, uhm, more) finely grated sharp cheddar cheese. Toss in a half pint of buttermilk (or about a cup, if you measure from a larger container). Mix it all together. Drop by heaping spoonfuls on a greased cooking sheet. Smaller biscuits will take about 10 minutes, mine were about 20. they are ready when they are golden brown, and holy crap are they delicious. The inside is fluffy and moist and salty, while they outside has the perfect crunch.