Ran across this recipe over at Zoom Yummy. I made these biscuits a while back and they were absolutely delicious. It’s about time to make them again. They are so darn good!
Here are the ingredients:
And here’s the bacon.
It’s a crucial part of the magic.
1. To make your own Bacon and Cheese Biscuits, first preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
2. Then slice the bacon thinly.
3. In a large pan, fry the bacon over moderate heat until crisp.
This will take a couple of minutes.
4. When beautifully crispy, remove the bacon from the pan and crumble it finely.
5. Grab the cheese and grate it.
Just like this.
This is a lot of cheese.
The cheese mostly will constitute the flavor of your biscuits. So choose the one you really like.
It’s completely up to you.
I used Leerdammer. Next time I’ll try Cheddar, I think.
It’s fun because the biscuits can be different every time.
6. Now we need a large bowl.
Using a pastry cutter (or just a fork), combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper and butter until crumbs form.
7. Stir in the grated cheese and the bacon.
8. Then add the milk…
9. …and stir together just until the dry ingredients are well moistened.
10. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough 4 – 5 times.
To make the biscuits perfectly soft, the trick is not to over-knead the dough.
11. Roll it out to about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thickness.
When it gets sticky use some flour to make the job easier.
12. Cut out rounds using a 2-inch (5 cm) cutter.
Pat the scraps together, re-roll them and cut out some more rounds.
13. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Arrange your biscuits on the sheet about 1/2 inch (2.5 cm) apart.
14. And bake them for about 15 minutes.
These are so yummy. Enjoy, dear friends!
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A nice & light Lemon Sponge Cake from one of my Grandmother’s handwritten recipes. This one really couldn’t be any quicker or any easier. Here we go:
Ingredients and Preparation:
- 1 package Duncan Hines “Lemon Supreme” Cake Mix
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 package Jello Instant Lemon Pudding Mix
- 4 eggs
Disregard directions on the cake mix box. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and beat well with electric mixer. Pour mixture into well greased tube pan.
Bake 55 minutes at 350°. Let cool. Remove from pan to finish cooling.
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I recently ran across this old date and nut loaf recipe. It produces a very delicious, extra moist date bread that I just haven’t been able to get enough of lately. I’ve made it several times in the last couple of weeks. It’s just so darn good!
Did you know that dates are really good for you? I guess my Grandmother did, because I remember that she often made this recipe. Besides being very high in both fiber and potassium, dates are also extremely rich in anti-oxidants.
This date bread smells really good when it’s cooking (I’ve got one in the oven right now!) but it tastes even better!
Did I mention that this recipe is quick and easy? Hope you enjoy. Here we go:
Date and Nut Loaf
Ingredients & Preparation:
- Pour: 1 – 1/2 cups water boiling water over 1 – 1/2 cups chopped dates (1 – 8 oz. package) Stir lightly. Let cool
- Mix together in a bowl: 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed), 1 TBSP. soft shortening, 1 egg
- Stir in: the dates and water
- Sift together and stir in: 2 – 1/4 cups sifted flour, 1 TSP. baking soda, 1/2 TSP. salt
- Blend in: 1 cup broken walnuts
- Pour: into a well greased 9″ x 5″ x 3″ loaf pan. Let stand 20 minutes.
- Bake: at 350° for 60 – 70 minutes. A toothpick stuck in center should come out clean
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I do most of my baking during the cooler months of the year & quick breads are one of my favorites things to bake.
Quick breads are made with quick acting leavening like baking powder, soda, sour milk or steam, instead of the slower rising yeast.
Many different kinds of breads, muffins, biscuits and corn breads fall into the “quick breads” category, including pancakes, waffles, dumplings & doughnuts.
Today’s “quick & easy recipe” is for Banana Walnut Bread. Ready? Here we go:
- 3 cups sifted flour
- 3-1/2 TSP. baking powder
- 1 TSP. salt (Kosher if you have it)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 TBSP. shortening
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 overly ripe mashed bananas
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Cream the sugar & shortening together.
- Stir in the egg, milk & mashed bananas. Mix well.
- Sift together & stir in the flour, baking powder & salt.
- Add the chopped nuts to the mixture & stir.
- Pour into a well greased 9″ x 5″ x 3″ loaf pan.
- Dust the top with cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
- Let it stand for 20 minutes or so before baking.
- Bake for about 70 minutes or until golden brown.
- When done, a toothpick inserted in center will come out clean.
- Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove loaf & finish cooling on a wire rack. The loaf will have a “crack” on the top. This is normal.
Here’s a look at the finished product
The loaf will be easier to slice when allowed to fully cool, but who can wait that long?
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