The bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit was the favorite breakfast sandwich of McDonald's employees back in my day. Yes friends, when I was young, I used to walk through blizzards in bare feet to work the 5AM to 1PM open shift at my local Mickey D's. And though there are few things that I miss about it, I do have fond memories of sliding a tray of frozen biscuits into the oven. When they came out of the oven, the three opening employees would brush the tops with butter, and then take a quick break to eat a biscuit before sliding them into the warming oven.
Anyway, in spite of or maybe because of my experiences as a fast food employee, I hardly ever eat fast food. But every once in a while, I do take a few minutes to recreate the experience at home.
Yield: 4 - 5 biscuits
(Recipe from Fast Food Fix)
- 1 cup & 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons cold butter
- ½ cup buttermilk (or 2 tablespoons powdered buttermilk plus ½ cup water)
Add the buttermilk and lightly stir to combine. And oh happy day when I learned that powdered buttermilk is just as good as real buttermilk for baking [insert powdered milk biscuits joke from Prairie Home Companion here].