Bacon and Cheddar Drop Biscuits

Title: Bacon and Cheddar Drop Biscuits
Yield: 16 Servings

1/4 c Onion; finely minced
4 sl Crisply cooked bacon;
-finely minced
(reserve 2 tablespoons of
-bacon fat)
1 3/4 c Flour
2 ts Double-acting baking powder
1/2 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
2 tb Cold vegetable shortening
3/4 c Extra sharp Cheddar cheese;
-coarsely grated
2/3 c Milk

In a skillet, cook the onion in the reserved fat over moderately low heat,
stirring, until it is softened; let mixture cool. In a small bowl combine
the onion mixture with the finely minced (do this in a food processor)
bacon; season with freshly ground pepper. Into a bowl, sift together the
flour, the baking powder, the baking soda, and the salt. Add the shortening
and blend the mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Stir in the bacon
mixture and the Cheddar; add the milk and stir the mixture until it just
forms a soft sticky dough. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto a
buttered baking sheet. Bake the biscuits in the middle of a preheated 425
oven for 15 to 17 or until pale golden brown. Makes about 16 biscuits.
Posted to EAT-L Digest 07 Sep 96

Date: Sun, 8 Sep 1996 10:31:29 -0400

From: Laura Hunter