These bourbon honey bacon biscuits combine bourbon honey glazed bacon with the perfect buttermilk biscuit!
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup bourbon bourbon
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + 1/4 cup for dusting
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon bacon grease
- 1 tablespoon bourbon honey
- 12 slices bacon
Make the bourbon honey and glazed bacon:
- Heat the honey and bourbon in a saucepan until the bourbon has been incorporated and the honey has reached a syrup consistency. Do not boil. Divide into two bowls, one for the bacon and one for the biscuits.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
- Line the bacon on the backing sheet and brush the tops with the 1/2 of bourbon honey. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy.
- Keep 2 tablespoons of the grease for the biscuits.
Make the biscuits:
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
- Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
- Cut the chilled butter into cubes and press it into the flour mixture until the butter is pea-sized.
- Break up the bacon into bits about 1/4 of an inch.
- Add the bacon, bacon grease, buttermilk, bourbon honey and stir until a loose dough forms.
- Turn the dough onto a floured work surface and knead until the dough all comes together. If the dough if very sticky and wet, dust with flour until it stops sitcking.
- Press or roll the dough into a 1/4 inch rectangle and fold the dough onto its self in thirds. Like you would fold a sheet of paper. Dust flour between the layers if your dough is wet. Press or roll the dough out to 1/4 inch again and repeat the fold. Press or roll out the dough out again to a 1/4 inch rectangle.
- Using a floured cutter cut out your biscuits and place them right next to each other on a lined baking sheet. Having all your biscuits touching will help them to rise.
- Freeze the biscuits on the baking sheet for 15 minutes.
- Bake for 15 minutes and then brush with a clean brush with the remaining bourbon honey and bake for 8-10 minutes more, or until they are browned and cooked through.
- Use the remaining glaze to brush the baked hot biscuits one more time.
- If your dough is very wet keep dusting with flour until it stops sticking to the work surface.