1cupcheddar cheeseshredded, mild, or sharp (depending on your taste)
4cupsall purpose flour
3tablespoonsbuttermilk(In addition to the above)
1 1/2teaspoonskosher salt
1teaspoon baking soda
4teaspoons baking powder
3/4cupsalted butterfrozen and grated
2tablespoonsadditional salted buttermelted
sea saltto sprinkle on top
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cook bacon until brown and crispy. Drain fat and transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
Using a large bowl combine the bacon pieces, cheddar cheese, flour, sugar, kosher salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
Grate the frozen butter using a large hole grater. Combine into the dry ingredients and set aside again.
Using a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and syrup. Add to the dry ingredients. Stir until a dough forms.
Flour a working surface. Knead the dough until it comes together (a minute or so). Roll the dough onto the floured work surface with a rolling pin into a 1 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Using a 2 inch biscuit cutter, cut out the biscuits. Place the cut out biscuits onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes to set.
Remove the pan of biscuits from the freezer and bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
In a small bowl melt the 2 tablespoons of butter. Brush the melted butter on the top of the biscuits and sprinkle on a little sea salt when they come out of the oven.