Caramelized Onion-Bacon Biscuits

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Main Ingredient: Grains
Serves: 24 biscuits

These unconventional savory biscuits feature carmelized onions, bacon and Asiago cheese.

Ingredients

29 oz. bread flour    
13⁄4 oz. baking powder
1⁄2 oz. salt  
4 oz. sugar
1⁄8 oz. black pepper
11 oz. unsalted cold butter    
6 oz. whole eggs
17 oz. buttermilk     
8 oz. bacon, cooked until crispy, crumbled
12 oz. diced, caramelized onions
12 oz. grated Asiago cheese
Egg wash, 1 egg whipped with 2 tbsp. milk
12 slices crispy bacon, halved

Steps

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In large mixing bowl, measure and sift together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and black pepper.

2. Cut butter into small cubes. Using fingertips, cut butter into dry ingredients until size of small peas. Do not overwork. Keep mixture as cold as possible while working.

3. In separate bowl, whisk eggs and buttermilk together. Make well in center of dry mix and incorporate buttermilk and eggs.

4. Once most of flour is hydrated, add crumbled bacon, half of caramelized onions and one-third of Asiago cheese and mix just until combined.

5. Knead dough gently on floured surface just until ingredients hold together. Roll out dough until 1-in. thick, using additional flour if required. Cut out each biscuit using 2-in. round cutter.

6. Place biscuits on sheet tray lined with parchment paper and lightly brush tops of dough with egg wash. Top with halved bacon slices, remaining onion and cheese.

7. Bake at 400°F until golden brown, about 15 to 18 minutes. Cool completely before serving. These biscuits can be served warm with variety of compound butters and/or savory jellies.