Recipe summary

Hands-on time:
25 mins. to 40 mins.
Baking time:
20 mins. to 22 mins.
Total time:
45 mins. to 1 hrs 2 mins.
12 medium (2") biscuits
Savory, studded with bacon, and downright tasty, these biscuits are great partners for an omelette, make a wonderful sandwich, or can even be cut small and topped with cheese for a quick appetizer.
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  • 2 1/2 cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup (1/2 pound before cooking) cooked, chopeed bacon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 scant cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. 1) Preheat the oven to 400F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line it with parchment.
  2. 2) In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, onion and garlic powders, and chives.
  3. 3) Work in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the bacon.
  4. 4) Whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and honey in a large measuring cup and add, all at once, to the flour mixture. Stir together until the dough is evenly moistened.
  5. 5) Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and using a bench knife or dough scraper, fold it over on itself three or four times, until it comes together.
  6. 6) Pat the dough into a 3/4"-thick circle. Cut with a 2" biscuit cutter, and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Stack any scraps on top of each other, fold over once or twice, and cut once more to use the rest of the dough. Brush the tops of the biscuits with more buttermilk, if desired.
  7. 7) Bake the biscuits for 20 to 22 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and serve warm.
  8. Yield: 12 medium (2") biscuits.