The flavors of bacon and brie biscuits haunted me. After experiencing them at a coffee shop, I knew I had to make up a recipe to create my own.
I love the bacon and brie combo. Just look at the recipes for my gourmet grilled cheeses. I might be forming an addiction here.
Bacon and Brie Biscuits Recipe
We take an annual trip to Cannon Beach to be part of the worship team at Cannon Beach Camp and Conference Center. This trip is a tradition with our closest friends. We play games, spend time on the beach and visit all of our favorite shops. All of that paired with an amazing family camp experience makes it one of our favorite experiences of the year.
Each day begins a gaunt to our most-loved coffee shop, Insomnia. One thing we look forward to is looking at the daily variety of scones and biscuits.
I call in the morning to find out what biscuits and scones they are serving that day. If they say they have a bacon and brie biscuit, we know to hustle through the morning to get there as soon as possible before they disappear.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE BACON AND BRIE BISCUITS
- 1 Tbsp white vinegar
- Almost 1 cup milk
- 2 cups flour
- 2 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 8 Tbsp cold salted butter
- 6 oz brie, rind removed and cut into small chunks (1/4-1/2″)
- 1/2 lb thick sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
HOW TO MAKE BACON AND BRIE BISCUITS (MAKES 16)
- In a liquid measuring cup pour vinegar and then enough milk to fill to the 1 cup line. Let rest for 5 minutes. This is essentially making buttermilk.
- In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, garlic powder, garlic salt and white pepper.
- Transfer flour blend to food processor. (An alternative is to grate butter into the dry mixture and use a pastry blender until rough crumbs are created).
- Cut butter into tablespoons and add to the food processor. Pulse the processor until mixture resembles rough crumbs.
- Return mixture to the bowl and pour in buttermilk. Mix with a fork until the dough forms a rough ball.
- Add in bacon and cheese and mix with hands until evenly incorporated.
- Form into balls with about 1/4 cup dough.
- Bake on 400 for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
How to Add the Brie to these Brie and Bacon Biscuits
My husband and I went back and forth about whether to do a different process of adding in the brie. We considered poking the brie into the top half of the biscuit before baking.
After consideration, we both agreed that we loved the crispy brie edges that occurred when there was some melting.
The conclusion was to leave a good recipe be, knowing that some of the biscuits won’t be perfectly round balls. They are supposed to have a more rustic quality to them anyway.
If you are wondering what kind of brie works best, I would encourage you to read these reviews on the top 15 brie brands. I tend to just buy the triple creme brie from Costco, but you might enjoy experimenting with others.