Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

Prep:  20 mins
Cook:  15 mins
Serves:  10
Ingredients:

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 cup Kerrygold Salted Butter, very cold, cut into small cubes

1 cup grated Kerrygold Aged Cheddar Cheese

4 ounces cooked and cooled maple bacon, finely chopped

1 cup buttermilk, plus 1 tablespoon for brushing

1 tablespoon maple syrup

Directions:

Heat oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed sheet tray with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.

Add the Kerrygold Salted Butter and cut in with a pastry blender until it resembles coarse crumbs with some pea-sized lumps. Stir in the Kerrygold Aged Cheddar Cheese and bacon, then stir in the buttermilk. Use a floured hand to knead the dough together in the bowl.

Lightly flour your work surface and turn out the dough. Pat into a 1-inch-thick square. Use a 2-inch biscuit cutter to stamp out 10 biscuits. Do not twist the cutter.

Place on a parchment-lined sheet tray. Mix together remaining tablespoon buttermilk and maple syrup. Brush the tops with the maple mixture, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Cool completely.