A special food I served for St. Lucia breakfast was meat and cheese biscuits. Here’s a recipe that I haven’t tried yet, but will sometime soon. It looks savory and wonderful for any meal of the day!
Cheddar, Onion and Bacon Biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup fresh, chopped cilantro (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
4 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (or 1/2 cup bacon bits)
2/3 cup milk
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in mixing bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cilantro, cheese, onion and bacon, mixing well. Add milk all at once to dry ingredients, stirring with a fork to make a soft dough.
Turn out onto floured surface and knead 5 to 7 times (not too much!). Roll dough out 1/2 inch thick; cut into rounds or rectangles. I usually use the mouth of a small glass to create uniform circles. Place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet lightly sprinkled with flour.
Bake at 450°F for 10-13 minutes or until light golden in color.
*photo courtesy of The Food Network