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These intensely satisfying biscuits are superflaky and packed with smoky flavor thanks to the rendered fat from the chopped bacon that gets incorporated into the dough. Southern Thanksgiving Side Dishes
© Lucy Schaeffer Bacon Biscuits
10 thin slices smoked bacon (about 5 ounces)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels, then finely chop. Pour the bacon fat into a small bowl and let cool; refrigerate until solid.
2. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a bowl, whisk the flour with the salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add 5 tablespoons of the cold bacon fat. Use your fingers to gently blend it with the flour until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in the cream and chopped bacon until a loose dough forms. Scrape onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until smooth.
3. Roll out the dough to a 10-by-12-inch rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 2 1/4-inch squares and transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake the biscuits for 22 minutes, or until golden. Let cool slightly on a wire rack.
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