Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich
You guys, I have a confession to make. I occasionally go through the McDonald's drive through for a breakfast sandwich. If i'm driving to work and my stomach is screaming at me for food, I make my way there and devour that thing before I even leave the parking lot.
Breakfast Sandwiches are my all time favorite thing to eat in the morning... and for dinner. The combination of egg and cheese inside a bagel, biscuit, toast, or english muffin is magical.
The real star of a breakfast sandwich is what holds it together. Today I made my personal favorite, a biscuit. These biscuits are so incredibly flaky and buttery. It's the perfect canvas for your creation. My younger brother is somewhat of a "biscuit connoisseur" and we love creating a biscuit bar for our family brunches. We make as many different fillings as we can possibly think of and everyone stuffs their biscuits with whatever they please. Today I put avocado, pepper jack cheese, bacon, and an over easy egg inside my sandwich.
There will always be a debate of whether shortening or butter is better. I have tried both and personally like the taste and texture of butter in my biscuits. You can also leave out the chives if you don't want this to be a savory biscuit.
Yields 8-10 biscuits
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup finely chopped chives (optional)
- 6 tablespoon cold butter
- 1 cup cold buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, baking soda, and chives
- Cut the butter up in small cubes and use your fingers to incorporate it into the flour mixture. Butter should remain in pea sized pieces. This should be done fast because you don't want it to melt.
- Pour in the buttermilk and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined. The dough should be sticky.
- Turn your dough on a floured surface, dust the top with flour and fold dough over itself until it all comes together (about 5-6 times).
- Flatten out the dough into a 1 inch round and use your circle cutter to press into the dough. (make sure you don't twist the cutter and push all the way down!). Reform the scrap dough and continue cutting.
- Place them on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.