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Surprise Biscuits #InternationalBaconDay

Liz of Books N'Cooks is hosting us as we celebrate International Bacon Day. way I was missing an event about salty pig goodness!

The Bacon Bonanza

Surprise Biscuits
Everyone should have a good quick drop biscuit in their culinary wheelhouse. I typically do rolled biscuits, but when I saw a photo of a biscuit with an egg surprise inside, I decided to give it a try. And I added in fresh thyme and bacon for good measure!

Ingredients makes 6
  • 1/2 C (1 stick) cold butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 C flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 3/4 C cold buttermilk
  • 6 hardboiled eggs, peeled
  • 1/3 C bacon, cooked and crumbled with 1 T bacon fat reserved
  • 2 t fresh thyme leaves

Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Toss butter cubes into the flour mix. Use your fingers to rub butter into the flour. Pour in buttermilk, bacon fat, bacon crumbles, and fresh thyme. Stir with a fork until it just comes together into a slightly sticky dough.

Using a tablespoon scoop, mound walnut-sized balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Press a hardboiled egg into the center.

Place another mound of dough on top and form a layer around the egg.

Bake biscuits until golden brown, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool slightly, then transfer to wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  1. I never would have thought to make something like this. It's the perfect grab & go breakfast, packed with protein! Look forward to trying it!

    Happy International Bacon Day!

  2. Well I do love a biscuit! This one is a must try...I've never seen a biscuit wrapped around an egg it wrong that I kind of want to try this with a deviled egg to see how it tastes?

  3. I love this recipe. What a great breakfast idea when you need something to pass out as the family runs out the door on busy mornings

  4. This is awesome! Such a perfect portable breakfast!! Can't wait to try these.

  5. I remember seeing something like this too, and agree it's a fun idea - looks delicious!

  6. OK... I love this! I need to bring something to a wedding morning potluck thingy. and this maybe just the thing!

  7. I love the idea of a grab & go - I bet these would be perfect for school lunches too!


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