Dating couples may have dinner dates, but longtime couples know that the most romantic meal is actually breakfast. Whether served in bed, or at a table for two in a sunny nook, these heart-shaped Breakfast Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuits may not be healthy. But they certainly say “I love you.” (And: “I don’t mind if you’re a few pounds heavier than when we first met.”)

“Heart Attack” Breakfast Biscuits

Summary



Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time: 45 Min


Ingredients:

For Biscuits

4 cups flour
1 ½ Tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, very cold, cut into pats
2 cups buttermilk, very cold

Other sandwich ingredients:

2 eggs
2 teaspoons butter for cooking eggs in pan
2 slices bacon
2 slices cheddar or other semi hard cheese
2 teaspoons of either hot pepper jelly or salsa for condiment.

 

 

Directions:

First, make biscuits:

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into mixer bowl of stand mixer. Add chopped butter. Using beater attachment, beat on low speed until butter is incorporated into flour. Don’t over-beat. Mixture should look like flour-coated flakes of butter.  While beater is still running, slowly pour in butter milk. Mix to incorporate, again being careful not to over-beat. Dough should be sticky and shaggy. Add chopped chives and beat minimally until chives are mixed throughout.

Refrigerate dough for 1 half hour to chill.

Turn dough out onto floured work surface. Roll out mass to 1/2 inch thickness. Fold over on itself four or five times, and roll out again until dough is about 3/4 inch thick. Use heart-shaped biscuit cutter to cut into biscuits. (You can freeze any extra, unbaked biscuits for later use.)

Place cut biscuits on ungreased, unlined cookie sheet. We prefer to have ours nearly touching. It helps them rise higher. But if you like crispier sides, keep them about 2 inches apart. Brush the tops with more buttermilk, and place in oven. Immediately turn oven down to 325F. Bake approximately 20 minutes, but begin checking them for done-ness at about 15 minutes.

Make bacon:

Preheat oven to 400F. Twist bacon strips in middle, and fold into heart shape. Place on roasting pan with rack. Cook in oven for 15-20 minutes until done.

Cut cheese into hearts using cookie cutter

Cook eggs:

Place 2 teaspoons butter in pan over medium heat. Butter sides of heart-shaped metal cookie cutter. (Do not use plastic, or cutter with plastic handle.) Place cookie cutter in pan. Crack egg and empty into cookie cuter. Keep heat moderately low. Place lid on pan to help cook top of egg. Check for done-ness often. To speed cooking, occasionally spoon butter melted in pan over top of egg.

Assemble sandwich:

Assemble ingredients into a sandwich, using a small amount of salsa or hot pepper jelly as condiment.

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  • By: Vicki Cook

    Your directions say to add chives to the biscuit mix, but you didn’t say how much in the ingredient list (& it didn’t look like you used any in yours)

  • By: jeda (jpdf)

    Love breakfast! Thank you so much for sharing your love, Josh and Brent! :) <3

  • By: Heather

    Agreed that breakfast is by far the most romantic meal of the day… decadent, even (while work schedules may accommodate a shared dinner several times a week, we rarely get to eat breakfast at the same table). Add to that the implied intimacy (“Let’s have breakfast… should I call you or nudge you?”) and you have… sizzle. No bacon needed.

  • By: Marsha

    This looks very filling and would make you feel very loved. Very romantic idea. This gets my vote.

  • By: Diane Ormrod-Davis

    I’m dying to make these – sans bacon, seeing as we are veggie. But I definitely am going to surprise him with our first married valentines day “Brekkie in Bed Heart Attack Biscuits”. Maybe they will become a tradition. :) Thank you. And yes, these get my vote as the most romantic breakfast…

  • By: Diane

    Okay, you had me at “Heart Attack”. Nothing spells love like food that speaks to your heart and your stomach! I’ve got my Valentine’s Day meal all planned out.

  • By: nantucketdaffodil

    Oh I would opt for the “heart attack” any day! VERY romantic in a rustic, home-cooked, where have you been all my life way!

  • By: Terry

    Those look delicious. What a great idea for a Valentine’s Day breakfast.

  • By: lemistral99

    This looks so yummy. Beautifully served on a lovely plate. B&B designation.

  • By: darcell

    How sweet and what a nice reminder how much you love each other. This raises the bar pretty high this year.

  • By: nlforst

    Sounds delicious. Maybe I’ll attempt to try and make biscuits sometime. If I can make a loaf of bread I can do biscuits, lol.

  • By: Ed,Heidi&Kait McNamara ;D

    You guys really know how to make a grown man cry!!! Sorry we missed you in Caz. I see that you met Marlene, a very dear acquaintance of ours. The last time we saw her, we had mentioned that we were on our way to see you and had told her how great you two are and the great things you are doing for Sharon Springs!

  • By: Dorothy Hayes

    Love it. Every morning George has my pot of tea waiting and then makes my lunch to take to work.

  • By: Laura Pizziketti

    These look so yummy…what a nice valentines day breakfast…or any day you wanna say, Good Morning, I love You! Going to try these out.,

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