We always have fried onions in our pantry. I've found that they are a miracle ingredient to so many dishes- scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, any and all vegetables, chili, etc. And now, I know that they're also a miracle ingredient when it comes to making biscuits. These pillowy buttermilk bundles are packed with cheese, bacon, and fried onions. They make for a killer egg sandwich in the morning, are amazing with ham or turkey for lunch, and the perfect accompaniment to chili or soup for supper.
2 cups, [287 grams] all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup [80 grams] sharp white cheddar, shredded
1/2 cup [55 grams] chopped, cooked bacon
6 tablespoons butter, frozen and grated and frozen
1 cup [250 grams] buttermilk, cold
On the sidelines:
1 cup, or so, of store-bought fried onions
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Lightly knead to ensure that everything is evenly distributed and mixed. I like to whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt first to make sure that they're evenly mixed before adding everything else in.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a few baking pans with parchment paper and lightly spray with nonstick spray.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about one and a half inch thickness. Using a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass, cut out biscuits and place them on the prepared pans.
Lightly brush with buttermilk, sprinkle with fried onions and bake the biscuits until they are deeply golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Let cool.