*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       Bacon & Cheddar Drop Biscuits
 
 Recipe By     : Gourmet Magazine 1988
 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads & Rolls
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  cup           onion -- finely minced
    4      slices        crisply cooked bacon -- finely minced
                         (reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat)
    1 3/4  cups          flour
    2      teaspoons     double-acting baking powder
      1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    2      tablespoons   cold vegetable shortening
      3/4  cup           extra sharp Cheddar cheese -- coarsely grated
      2/3  cup           milk
 
 In a skillet, cook the onion in the reserved fat over moderately low heat,
 stirring, until it is softened; let mixture cool.  In a small bowl combine
 the onion mixture with the finely minced (do this in a food processor) bacon;
 season with freshly ground pepper.  Into a bowl, sift together the flour, the
 baking powder, the baking soda, and the salt.  Add the shortening and blend
 the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.  Stir in the bacon mixture and
 the Cheddar; add the milk and stir the mixture until it just forms a soft
 sticky dough.  Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto a buttered baking
 sheet.  Bake the biscuits in the middle of a preheated 425 oven for 15 to 17
 or until pale golden brown.  Makes about 16 biscuits.
 
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