Maple Bacon Biscuits w/Maple Glaze

Biscuits, Breakfast

Hi! I have biscuits this morning…with bacon…and some sort of glaze situation! Can we talk?

Since I’ve lured you with the smell of sizzling salty bacon, I’d like to share three incredibly significant boring things that happened to me yesterday:

1. Two five-year-old girls (separately) complimented my new leopard ankle boots. I think this might mean I’m a trendsetter. OR it just means that these little girls want shoes that look like their fav stuffed animal. Either way, I’ll take it.

2. I had TWO dinners. Yes, last night I sat down to a 7-course tasting menu to only then find out that was the appetizer. Hello!!! Amazing!! I’ll tell you all about it on Monday, but in case you’re even nosier than me, keep up with my Sonoma food and wine thrills on FB & Twitter.

P.S. If you’re lucky, I might post a pic of me voming on the scheduled helicopter ride. (Can we say….schmexy!!!)

3. I packed a few biscuits in my bag to the airport. And since I’m a loser and always try and get away with bringing stuff I shouldn’t (read: hair spray), I always have to show the security dude the guts of my suitcase. It always feels violating. Always.

Is he judging my folding techniques? Are my bras and underwearz gonna fall out onto the floor for the world to see? Terrible! Embarrassing! Also, kinda gross. Seriously. That floor’s disgusting.

Anywhatever…as he was rummaging through my things, he came across a Ziploc of two of these bacon biscuits that I packed for myself. He asked me about them, I explained, he freaked, I offered him one, he declined…something about terrorists. I dunno. Kinda sad that he can’t even accept a biscuit, right?! Geez.

Or maybe he just used that as an excuse. Probably because he didn’t want to admit that taking food from a stranger–and one who folds clothes like a 10-year-old boy–is a really bad idea. Whatever the case, he missed out.

These biscuits are flaky, salty (obvi), buttery and the maple glaze situation gives just the perfect amount of sweetness. Helllloooo breakfast!

I wish that security dude could’ve tried one; I bet if he did, he would’ve let me keep my can of Elnett. #ugh

In other news: I’m totally obsessed with painting my nails with gradient sparkily nail polish. I’m sure this isn’t a total shocker, but just wanted to let you know in case you were wondering.

Love you, per usual.


Maple Bacon Biscuits with Maple Glaze

Yields 8 biscuits

Print this recipe!

5-6 slices of bacon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks of very cold butter (or 6 ounces), cubed
1/2 cup cold and shaken buttermilk
1 large egg
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 egg, beaten with a tablespoon of milk or water (egg wash)

Maple Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Cook up the bacon! To cook bacon you have two options: fry or bake. I prefer the baking technique. To bake, preheat the oven to 400F, line a baking sheet with parchment. Next, place the bacon side-by-side and stick it in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until crispy. Drain the bacon on paper towels to expel excess grease. Chop it up into about 1/2-inch pieces, let cool and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Working quickly, add the cubed butter and break it up with your hands until all of the butter is broken into bits and resembles small peas.

In a measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Add the buttermilk mixture, maple syrup and chopped bacon to the flour mixture. Mix until barely combined. Lightly dust your kitchen counter with flour and dump the dough onto it. Knead a few times (maybe 4 or 5) until the dough comes together. Press or gently roll the dough into a 1-inch thickness. Cut out biscuits using a 2-inch cutter and place on lined baking sheet. Re-roll dough scraps to get a few more biscuits. Brush the tops of the biscuits with egg wash and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until tall and golden brown.

For the maple glaze, add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and mix until completely combined. Serve biscuits warm with glaze poured atop.

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  • Reply carrie November 17, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Just made these this morning (without the glaze) – so good! The maple didn’t really come through in the biscuit but I’m sure it would’ve been great with the glaze. I just forgot until we sat down to eat… fun recipe! thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Raquel July 13, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I made these last night and they are amazing!!!! I brought them to work today to share with some of my coworkers and they now think I’m a rockstar. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply Adrianna July 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      LOVE THIS!

  • Reply Runningfromtheruns February 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I have to say, these are absolutely, positively, beyond fabulous. I have made them several times now. They are my husband’s number one baked good request. Thanks so much and love your blog!

  • Reply Sharon October 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Found this link via the kitchn…I’ve been driving 10 miles each way and paying $3.50 apiece for the Maple Bacon Biscuits from a local cult bakery. Thanks to you, and the money this recipe is going to save me, I can honestly tell my husband I found a (legitimate) way to earn money on the Internet.

  • Reply Katherine Martinelli September 30, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Oh me oh my oh yes! I want these and want them now πŸ™‚

  • Reply Christina September 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Omg !!!! I love your recipes ! Fabulous blog ! xo

  • Reply Nadette September 27, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Where do I start? First, um where are the pics of the booties? I’m rather obsessed with footwear of the boot pursausion. and then lets talk about the biscuits…which look uh-may-zing.

  • Reply Becki's Whole Life September 27, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Wow, this is a great recipe and the maple glaze on top sounds amazing! Love the sweet salty combo and I am a big time biscuit fan!

  • Reply Hannah September 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Hi Adrianna, I love your blog and these beauties look amazing! Can i check a UK/USA thing with you – are biscuits basically scones, or is there something different? To my British mind, biscuits are much thinner and crisper – closer to cookies. Just curious as I follow a lot of US food blogs and seen several ‘biscuit’ recipes around lately!

    • Reply Adrianna September 26, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      Hi Hannah! Biscuits and scones are definitely similar! Scones usually have a more crumbly, denser quality to them, while American biscuits tend to be fluffy and light. Also, most scones call for sugar and use cream, while biscuits typically don’t have sugar and tend to use milk or buttermilk. And of course, their shapes are different, as well as their accompaniments, i.e., biscuits with gravy and butter, scones with tea. Hope this helps!!

  • Reply d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo September 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    AH I die – my favorite things ever, MAPLE AND BACON. Have to make this asap!!

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