It’s that time of the year when joy is spread, and everyone visits expecting a feast both delicious and practical, and most importantly a hint of unique. Lucky me? Well I knew they (my guests) would expect a great meal with delicious ingredients. I had cooked the meat of choice but had no idea what to use as one of my side dishes. Luckily I recalled this one time where I ate the most delicious fresh biscuits (not the fast food kind!…yes the home made ones)…and I quickly jumped to the kitchen for what would undoubtedly be an impressive side dish…because yes bacon was added in!

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup milk
garlic melted butter, to brush on top
4 strips of bacon
½ cup parmesan cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Mix together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl.

3. Slice cold butter into cubes and use a pastry knife or potato masher to cut butter into dry mixture until no large chunks of butter remain.

4. Add buttermilk and milk and stir with a spoon until dough forms.

5. Add in crumbled bacon (sample but don’t take all the fun out of the wait… patience is a virtue)

6. Roll out to 1/2-inch thick on a floured surface.

7. Cut biscuits with a 2-inch biscuit cutter and arrange on a lightly-greased baking sheet. (had a slight accident with the first mould, but the rest came out perfect)

8. Brush each biscuit with a bit of garlic butter (melt butter with a bit of garlic…use a pan melting the butter being careful to throw in the garlic to infuse the taste into the butter)

9. Bake for 22 to 24 minutes or until tops begin to turn light brown. Top these beauties with butter and get ready to wow the guests and be the talk of the holidays