Bacon-Cheddar Biscuits
Recipe from Taste of the South



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Yield: approximately 12 biscuits
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 22 mins
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Ingredients
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    2 1/4  cups 
    all-purpose soft-wheat flour, such as White Lily
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    1 1/2  teaspoons 
    baking powder
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    sugar
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    3   tablespoons 
    shortening
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    1  3  ounce package 
    real bacon bits
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    1   cup 
    shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
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    1   cup 
    whole milk
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    2   tablespoons 
    melted butter, divided

Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
2.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumby. Add bacon bits and cheese, tossing to combine. Add milk and 1 tablespoon butter. Stir lightly until well mixed, being careful not to over mix.
3.
Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface. Knead dough 4 or 5 times. With floured hands, pat out dough to approximately 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter without twisting. Place on prepared baking sheet.
4.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush hot biscuits with remaining 1 tablespoon butter.
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