Our youngest son Davey is a great bacon cook. He's the Baconator. :) Tonight, he cooked the bacon and I cooked the biscuits. He LOVES bacon. If it were the only food on the planet, he'd probably be thrilled...or so I thought. I don't know how we got around to this particular conversation, but he paid me a super-duper, make-your-mama-smile compliment tonight. He told me that between his bacon and my biscuits, he loved my biscuits the best.
This, of course, made me light up like a lightning bug! I had to give him a hug for that one. It probably doesn't seem like much to many folks out there that have been making biscuits to perfection for a hundred years. But, I have only recently started making biscuits. Davey loves the biscuits at Cracker Barrel, so I looked around until I found a copycat recipe. I've had to make some adjustments to the instructions along the way.
Here is a picture of tonight's biscuits. I couldn't photograph the bacon because it was immediately consumed. :)
Here is a link to the recipe that I found originally: Cracker Barrel Biscuits.
I doubled the recipe and then added even more buttermilk because it was just too dry otherwise. For whatever reason, mine take longer to cook that the 8 minutes that the recipe suggests, too, sometimes as much as 10 minutes more. I set the timer for 10 minutes and then just start watching them.
Update: Tonight (Friday), David (my husband) told me that they were biscuit perfection. Wow! Two big compliments in two days? I don't know if I can handle that!