In the mornings I rarely have time to make myself breakfast, and I'm not a cold cereal and milk sort of person. So, with Mr. Nikolai here to keep me busy I've been having pretty lousy breakfasts unless my husband helps me out. I needed something easy to make. This is just trial one, I have many other ideas for these, but for now they're so wonderful, the biscuit part is moist and them the cheese and the bacon and mmmm I'll probably gain ten pounds eating these and then die of a heart attack, but they're so good.
This includes the absolute best way to make bacon which I learned from Cooking for Engineers and their bacon cooking tests (one and two). Whether you just make bacon or the whole biscuits, I really recommend trying this technique out.
2 cups flour
1 inch of a tillamook cheddar cheese baby loaf (I would say two mousefuls but I doubt you all have mousey cheese graters)
1 package of turkey bacon
4 tbl butter (softened)
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup non fat powdered milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp lemon juice
- You'll need to start out by preheating your oven to 200 degrees and set your package of bacon out for 15-20 minutes to defrost (if it was frozen)
- Lay your pieces of bacon out on a rack over a cookie sheet or a makeshift grease catcher made of tin foil and put them in the oven for 3 hours (I did this the night before and kept the bacon in a bag in the fridge until I was ready to use it)
- Grate your cheese and separate it into two bowls
- Smash your bacon into little bits, either cut it or crumple it, it's really up to how hard you want to work here
- Mix the bacon pieces with one of the bowls of cheese and set it aside
- In the other bowl add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and dry milk. Then mix it all up
- Zap your butter in the microwave for a few seconds so that it is soft and add it in, make sure you've got it all mixed in before moving on to the next step
- Measure out your heavy cream and add the lemon juice to it, stir them together and let them sit for ten minutes at room temp.
- After the cream is done sitting add it and the milk in, it will take some strength to get this all mixed, I wish I had used my mixer. Luckily I could just ask Tim to do it instead.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F
- Get out you cupcake tins, and put the cupcake liners in it, then use a spoon or a cookie baller to separate out small portions of the dough into each of the cups.
- Squish the dough into the cups so it covers the bottom of each one
- Get your cheese/bacon bowl back and add a spoonful to each biscuit, then add more dough (I found it was easiest to roll out ball with my hands then squish it flat before placing it in the tins) Then top with more cheese/bacon
- Bake for 10-12 minutes and then enjoy
Completely off topic but do any of you have any genius teething tips? Nikolai is miserable, we've got the ice teethers and baby oragel for when he gets really bad (but I'd like to avoid using it as much as possible) and I guess I'm searching in vain for a magical cure all.